troughs too full & wet eggs during lockdown

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by FLITZ, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. FLITZ

    FLITZ Chirping

    Feb 9, 2012
    I overfilled my Lg troughs and now it looks like a few eggs are wet because of it. this is day one of lockdown. should i try to open it and get some water out. . . will it make them so wet my lil chicks drown inside the eggs ..what should i do

  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Free Ranging Premium Member

    Mar 15, 2010
    On the MN prairie.
    Do you have vent plugs that you can remove?
  3. FLITZ

    FLITZ Chirping

    Feb 9, 2012
    my humidity is down to around 75-80% a little high but im guessing that will be okay. it seems the bottom of a couple eggs looks like they are a little wet from the water being too fool and it is kind of getting on them thru the wire grate on the bottom.

    Think ill be okay being at 75-80% (lockdown)
  4. adrian

    adrian Songster

    May 12, 2009
    Regina, SK
    I'd personally get in there and take out some of the water, yes, and make sure the eggs are dry. It is still early and you only really have to worry about drying out eggs after they've externally pipped. Do so before it is too late and you will be in good shape.

  5. i agree. Sop up some of that water with a paper towel. You don't want eggs sitting in water.

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