Setting Incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by clairemcc1, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. clairemcc1

    clairemcc1 In the Brooder

    Jul 16, 2011
    Hello All, Hope all is well

    My plan is to set my incubator with 48 eggs on Wednesday (20th July). Anyone want to join me setting theirs?
    I've got about 50% successful hatches the last 2 times, hoping with better humidity levels i cant beat the 50% mark!!
    Any pre advice/ suggestions?? much welcomed!!


  2. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Songster

    Feb 4, 2010
    Glasgow, Scotland
    If you've had humidity issues in the past, I'd recommend getting a cheap digital kitchen scale and using the weighing method to determine correct moisture loss. Eggs need to lose roughly 13% of their starting weight by lockdown, so if you weigh them to assess moisture loss and humidity levels, you can be sure of getting your humidity spot on.

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