Quick Question. Me Being kinda slow....

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by muscovy94, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. muscovy94

    muscovy94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey I have a quick question. I know this might sound kind of lame, but it will bug me if i don't ask it.....

    On all of the stuff i have read on this site, it said not to open the incubator during the last 3 days of incubation on waterfowl. What if the humidity goes down and i need to add some water? can i open it to put some water in or should i just leave it be?

    Thanks.
     
  2. purr

    purr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that's a good question I'm going to be doing my first hatch and I was going to ask this too.
    I'm getting 6 BC maran eggs and I want to do the best I can with them
     
  3. LilDucky85

    LilDucky85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some people use fish tank tubing, or another kind of small tube and use a medicine syringe to add water. You can put the tube right through the vent hole and not have to even open it. Ive tried it, its not that hard. I think a straw would be easier though. Especially a McDonalds large straw. [​IMG]
     
  4. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    You are probably wanting to add sponges or something like that?

    the reason to not open it is to prevent heat and hum% loss..

    but in your case, you are going to imediately raise the hum% very high right away.. so if your bator has a quick heat recovery rate, I do not see the harm..

    what you could do though, is put the sponges ahead of time, just do not soak them until the last 3 days.

    then use the the tubing method and you are good to go..
     

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