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Water in bottom of incubator

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Steph290781, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. Steph290781

    Steph290781 New Egg

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    I hope someone can help- today is day 21 of our hatch- only 6 in a little incubator. Due to the high humidity we've had condensation on the inside of the incubator. These now seem to have formed puddles which our eggs are now sat in- do I leave it alone as opening it will lower temp and humidity? Or do I quickly open and dry out then place eggs back in- what's the best way ? :(
     
  2. TwoCrows

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

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    Your humidity level should be around 70%, give or take a few. If it has gotten a lot higher than this, you might briefly open the lid to let some of it out. Too high of humidity can drown the chicks. Do you have your vents wide open? You need to do this at lock down for maximum oxygen and it will help relieve some of this humidity.

    Here is a link to the incubation section of the forums if you need to post a question...

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/5/incubating-hatching-eggs

    Good luck with your hatch and enjoy BYC!
     
  3. Steph290781

    Steph290781 New Egg

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    No vents! What we've read so far is that humidity needs to be high! But obviously not that high?! Am I ok to open it up to dry up the water?! Will it effect the chicks?! If there are any?!
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I would be most concerned that the chicks would drown in the shells. If they were mine, I would open the incubator, quickly dry things, and close it back up.
     
  5. Bluebee

    Bluebee Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us, Happy Holidays! Good luck with your chicks!
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow Welcome To BYC and Happy Holidays! X3 I would open up the incubator and dry things up some. I would also get the eggs off the bottom so they are not sitting in puddles if you get more condensation. Your incubator does not have an adjustable vent?
     
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