Quick someone please help!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SilkieChickenLover336, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. SilkieChickenLover336

    SilkieChickenLover336 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK so im on the first day and i set the eggs on the 8th and now the humidty is 50% what do i do?!?!?!?!? that is wya to high.... it is a forced air incubator....very old........the temp is ranginf from 99-100.7!!!! what do i do do i leave he incubator open for about a min or what??
     
  2. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    i don't think 50% is high. i tend to run my incubator at about 50% up until hatch time when i raise it to 60-65%. And your temps seem fine too. 100.7 isn't too high. You don't want it much over that. But 99-100 is about normal on a forced air.

    i wouldn't open the incubator, but if you can adjust the temp, i would turn it down very slightly and wait for it to lower. As for your humidity, you can open one of the vents. But as long as it doesn't go over 50%, i think you're fine.
     
  3. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I always run dry but at day 1 the most important thing is stable conditions. The humidity will be ok just dont add more water until necessary. Aim for a temp off 99.5 in a forced air machine but make only tiny adjustments and leave for an hour to stablise. Dont keep tweaking the thermostat.

    Oh and try to relax [​IMG]

    Pete
     
  4. SilkieChickenLover336

    SilkieChickenLover336 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the vents are always open! ill just let it cool down over night!
     
  5. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well do any changes during the day so you can sleep at night. The temperatures are not that far off [​IMG]
     
  6. SilkieChickenLover336

    SilkieChickenLover336 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok will do!
     

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