Soft or hard water for humidity?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by phasianidae, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. phasianidae

    phasianidae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recently purchased a GQF 1502 incubator with the automatic five gallon pail. Should I use soft or hard water?

    Thanks,

    Ryan
     
  2. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    I use distilled water simply because we have very hard well water (lots of limestone and iron in it) and I hate to have to clean off hard water deposits..

    so I went with the idea of using distilled water (like you would use in a steam iron).. figured that wouldn't leave behind any hard water deposits for me to have to scrub out later on
     
  3. OldChurchEggery1

    OldChurchEggery1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is sound advice.
     
  4. Time-Out

    Time-Out Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use filtered water for the same reason. Distilled water is a bit costly over here.
     
  5. Tylerkaz@gmail.com

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is well water bad for the eggs?
     
  6. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    it depends a lot on your well water

    ours is high in limestone and iron.. so I wouldn't wash the eggs or spray them with our water because the gunk would clog up the pores (not to mention washing the bloom off the eggs... )
    Also I suspect since our well is ancient that the bacteria count is a bit high
     

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