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Opening the incubator during hatching

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by plumcreek, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. plumcreek

    plumcreek Songster

    Aug 2, 2010
    Is the only reason not to open the incubator during hatching the loss of humidity? My incubator is around 60%, my house says it is at 70%, and the weather says it is 96% in the area because it is raining. Do I need to worry about humidity escaping? One chick is bowling with his siblings and I would like to grab him out of there.

  2. nanaluvsgps

    nanaluvsgps Songster

    Apr 5, 2012
    Yea you can quickly grab him out with no worries. I opened my incubator after every egg hatched to get the baby chook out. If your worried about a loss of humidity then just spray some lukewarm mist in the bator. Also huge temperature flucuations isn't good for the eggs either.
  3. esoaksranch

    esoaksranch In the Brooder

    Jul 17, 2011
    Yea, we have always opened our bator to grab the chicks. Quick and clean and no worries. Humidity don't drop that much if any for us.

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