Newbie needs some help please

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kurby, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. kurby

    kurby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have read alot of your posts and I am a little confused.
    Here is what I have a still air 9200 with egg turner.
    It says to fill the water fills turn on and regulate temps.
    Ok, I am really confused on the humidity thing. I need to get this straight as I have eggs coming next week.
    I don't have anything that measures humidity, where do I get one?
    Also do I keep the water always full all the way thru hatch? or?
    Help I'm confused. I need a starter list 101 for egg hatching! urgh!
    I am excited but nervous and a wee bit confused how to do this.
    anyone have a handy 101 to do and not to do list from begginging to end?
    Karen
     
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    hygrometers are availible at any hardware stor eor walmart. Please buy the one with the probe. Try to get an accurite. Get 2 or 3 that way you can see how much they are off by
     
  3. kurby

    kurby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok I wil get one this weekend.
    any other tips?
    Karen
     
  4. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    if you have an adobe reader I can send you info on how to incubate and humidity on chickens.
     
  5. kurby

    kurby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have it, but not sure it's working right, but would appreciate the info.
    Karen
     
  6. kurby

    kurby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hygrometers, where are they located in stores?
    Karen
     
  7. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I found mine in the hardware department. sometimes they keep them nezxt to the outdoor thermometers
     
  8. kurby

    kurby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have another question. Is there a way to get notification of when someones replys to your posts?
    I get kinda lost in all these posts. [​IMG]
    karen
     
  9. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    40% for humidity from day 1-18

    day 18-21 jump it up to about 60-70%

    if your using still air temp should be 101F
    forced air it should be 95.5-100F
    edited to add: you can click subscibe post on the left side of the screen
     
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  10. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Incubators with fan....99.7 (forced air)
    Incubators without fan...101 to 102 (still air)

    Humidity range first 18 days 40 to 50%
    Humidity range last 3 days when you stop your turning 60 to 70% .....
     

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