Opposing humidity instructions-not sure which to follow?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Pearce Pastures, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. Pearce Pastures

    Pearce Pastures Chirping

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    Thanks a bunch all! I am all set to put the eggs in. [​IMG]
     
  2. Pearce Pastures

    Pearce Pastures Chirping

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    Just an update. I am liking this incubator. The temp is at a very stable 99.5 and the humidity is staying right around 40% without much help. When it dipped under 35%, I took out one of my coffee stirrer straw (the really skinny ones), a mug of warm, clean water and drew some water into the straw (finger over one end style). Then I quickly opened one red plug, slide the straw in, and put in a few splashes on the floor. Came back to 40 pretty quickly and no temperature loss. :)
     
  3. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    you may want to run it with one or two of the red plugs out to get a good oxygen exchange. just add the plug (s) on day 18 for lock down.
     
  4. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Crowing

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    x2 My incubator only has one red plug but I leave it out, and I will put it back in on day 18.
     
  5. Pearce Pastures

    Pearce Pastures Chirping

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    Never considered that. When were playing with it prior to setting, we experimented a bit over a weeks time with water/no water, one plug in/no plugs/both plugs. Does it make it harder to keep the temp and humidity stable without the plugs? Our air is very dry right now. I suppose I could add more water than I have been with the straw.

    Also, what is the float test thing that I have seen in a few threads?
     
  6. mstricer

    mstricer Crowing

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    Yes I usually leave one plug in and in the other hole I have one of these [​IMG]
     
  7. mstricer

    mstricer Crowing

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    These don't read humidity below 26%
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  8. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    if you mean float testing eggs - its a last resort thing before you drop your late hatching eggs in a zip lock bag for an ovatopsy. just candle at 10 and 18 days if you have the self control.
     

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