Water in the Incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickychee, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. chickychee

    chickychee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering if it matters if you have really really hard water and use it to put in your incubator. I cleaned the tray last night and there was lots of build up from the water and i havn't hatched an egg yet this year so i was wondering if this could have something to do with it.
     
  2. newdock

    newdock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have read that some people use distilled water in their incubators. You can buy it cheaply at the grocery or drug store......I figure anything that may increase my chances is worthwhile...my last hatch was terrible!
     
  3. Myst4

    Myst4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use water we bought from a store. It's drinking water we use. We have a well, and so not sure about the amount of iron etc. in it. So, to be safe I don't use the water from our well.
     
  4. chickychee

    chickychee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you think that the mineral contents in the water could affect the egg?
     

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