Starting our first hatch tomorrw

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ciderman, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. ciderman

    ciderman New Egg

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    We have just been trying to get our incubator up and running before we introduce our first eggs into it, we have struggled to get the right humidity, we have now got it down to about %55 but am worried i havent got enough water in there, have only had to put in a table spoon full of water any more and it was up to %65. Can anyone put my mind at rest this right. Worried hatcher ciderman.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. As long as your humidity and temperature sensors have been calibrated, you should be good to go.. Best wishes for a successful hatch.
     
  3. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow Welcome to BYC and Happy Holidays! Good luck with your hatch. X2 double check your humidity/temperature sensors, but if the humidity is really high where you are, you may not have to put much or any water in the incubator ... as much rain as we have been having lately we'd have to use a dehumidifier in the room to incubate right now. Remember you just need to have the air cells the right size at the end, the humidity can vary some over the days. You could check the BYC Learning Center articles on doing a dry hatch also.
     
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC & Happy Holidays!
     
  7. ciderman

    ciderman New Egg

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    Thank you for the reply i did wonder if the wet weather did have an an affect on the incubator conditions but does make sense.
    Best regaurds ciderman
     
  8. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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  9. ciderman

    ciderman New Egg

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    After collecting my hatching eggs the supplier told me that this might not be the best time of year to get a hatch and he wasnt sure they would be fertile, has any one expericened problems hatching eggs during this time of year.
     

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