question about incubating

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MaryT, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. MaryT

    MaryT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a homed incubator ....
    I was wondering if when it is time to stop turning the eggs and they are piping should I turn the fan off or leave it on?
     
  2. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Leave it on, the fan helps circulate and maintain a more constant temperature.
     
  3. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

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    Quote:Marlin is correct....[​IMG]
     
  4. MaryT

    MaryT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much , New at this so I wasn't sure.
     
  5. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Chicken eggs stop turning on Day 18.
     
  7. TheTeenyTinyFarm

    TheTeenyTinyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I have 6 chicks going to hatch, how many sponges of water should I put in wit them on day 18?
     
  8. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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    Quote:Put enough sponges in so that it makes the humidity at a steady 50-65%. If it goes too high,(75%+) take some water or sponges out. If it goes too low,(below 25%) add some(a very little bit) water. It all depends on what your humidity is. [​IMG]
    Hope this helps! [​IMG]
     
  9. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
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    But you shouldn't have to add too many. The chicks hatching will naturally raise the humidity in the bator. Don't add too much or the water in the egg won't be able to evaporate! You could drown the chick if you have too much humidity. :eek:
    But I would say keep it at a 50-60% range. No lower than 30% and no higher than 75%. [​IMG]
     
  10. TheTeenyTinyFarm

    TheTeenyTinyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks 77 horses! They are on day 15 and I'll be away so my DH is going to put the sponges in on Day 18. He's so good about taking care of all of my babies!
     

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