newbie questions

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chansman, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. chansman

    chansman Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 16, 2011
    Hey Guys,
    My son got a hovabator and turner for his bday and we're about to load the set of eggs. We've let it run for a couple of days and have the temperature set at 99°-100°. I think he needs to get a hygrometer as there is no way to measure humidity. Question; do you just place a container with water in it to get the humidity up or what? Would guys recommend quail, chicken or turkeys eggs for his first batch?
    We have a steady supply of each so we're not buying any of the eggs.

  2. floridachickhatcher

    floridachickhatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2011
    its best to get a hydrometer cause on my first couple of hatchs the hate rate was horrible and when i finally bought one i found out it was 30 and 40% humidity so all the time the babys where dying in the shell plus the fact that i put them in the shell upside down didnt help im sure.... i bought one from TSC $2.99 its indoor and outdoor i just set it on top of the eggs and if its low you just put in a wet sponge and it should kick it up and there should be moisture rings in the bottom i dont know i use LG myself and i would say chickens

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