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Wanting to Get it Right the First Time

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by peepinglaura, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. peepinglaura

    peepinglaura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tomorrow morning is Day 18. Time to spike the humidity! I want to get everything right, so I just want to go over my checklist to see if this sounds like I have the right plan:

    -I aim for 65% humidity (?)
    -I can only achieve this in my dry house by adding sponge and washcloths
    -I will insert tubing that leads to sponge, so I can add more water without lifting viewing window
    -I will likely be unable to read hydrometer due to condensation on window, so I will err on side of moisture and add more water, as my LG dries quickly
    -I will plug both vents on top to keep humidity up. As there are only 12 eggs, they should get enough air circulation from teeny holes in bottom (????) I'm really nervous about this decision about whether to plug or not. I'm afraid that it will reduce oxygen, or just as bad, increase temp too high too fast

    Thanks for any input,

    Laura
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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  3. peepinglaura

    peepinglaura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I decided last night I couldn't relax with both plugs in. I was just checking in before spiking that humidity. Off I go to follow your tips! Thanks!

    Laura
     

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