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temp and humidity?new to incubating need to know asap

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Duckular, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. Duckular

    Duckular Out Of The Brooder

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    what does the humidity and temperature have to be on for a chicken incubator and with the humidity if its to high how do you make it lower/higher(if to low)?
    please help i need to know soon.[​IMG]
     
  2. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    What kind of incubator? Still air or forced air? Brand/type?


    And . . . you said chicken incubator, but you have a duck avatar. Which are you incubating? [​IMG]
     
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  3. Duckular

    Duckular Out Of The Brooder

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    hi jenski,
    its a homemade incubator.
    with my avatar and name i was originally getting duck eggs through school but there was a complication and i had to get a chicken egg editing avatar nowish [​IMG]
    thanks for helping
     
  4. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    Duckular, do you have any pics of the incubator? Does it have a fan? How about a water pan in the bottom? What size light bulb are you using?

    An incubator without a fan will need to be set at a slightly different temp than one with a fan. [​IMG]
     
  5. Duckular

    Duckular Out Of The Brooder

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    i have a desk fan on the outside of the tank with holes that let the air in i am using a 25watt bulb the incubator is in width 24cm and in height 37 and 57cm in length dont have picture sorry:)
     
  6. Duckular

    Duckular Out Of The Brooder

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    and i have water in a pan at the bottom how much water is needed?
     
  7. ChickBond 007

    ChickBond 007 Licensed to Cull

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    Duckular - you have the coolest screen name! Love it!
     
  8. jbowyer01

    jbowyer01 Just Me!

    Aug 29, 2008
    Hogansville, Georgia
    The learning center here on BYC has alot of that info and its really very helpful. It might answer some other questions in your mind also. I keep my temp around 99.5 and the humidity at 50% for the first 18 days, I then up the humidity at the 18th day to 60-70%. I also turn them three to four times a day. As for decreasing the humidity, do you have a pan or sponge helping you to create your humidity(holding your water)?
     
  9. jbowyer01

    jbowyer01 Just Me!

    Aug 29, 2008
    Hogansville, Georgia
    Just take out some of the water out of the pan.
     
  10. Duckular

    Duckular Out Of The Brooder

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    hi jbowyer01
    i have one third of a cup of water in the incubator thanks for ur help:)
     

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