Water Tanks Question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Robbo, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. Robbo

    Robbo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I posted earlier about being excited and researching for months for this day. I have a broody hen who I am letting sit and I also have an incubator for back up that I am placing a few of the eggs in along with my broody hen. Well on a side note I am scared none of the eggs will be worth it now. They were collected Monday early morning shipped Monday but are delayed somewhere on some plane/truck because of the nasty snow storms. I hope they show up tomorrow.

    Anyway my question... I am letting my incubator test one more time and I had a question about the water tanks. I have just a very small incubator. The water sells are a circle within a circle. So a small overall surface and a larger surface. When we are in incubation mode (days 1-18) should I just be filling the small one and then to up the humidity fill the larger surface area one and the smaller? I am getting my humidity gauge tomorrow so am unsure how just the small one being filled is working right now.
     
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    You really won't know the answer to that question until you get a hygrometer in there to see what reading you get. Generally most people that aren't doing the dry incubation method shoot for an average between 40-55%. Once you get that in there you'll have a better idea of how much water you are going to need.
     

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