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Opening the incubator during hatching

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

  1. plumcreek

    plumcreek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Out Of The Brooder

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    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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