We are locked down!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by oweirdo, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. oweirdo

    oweirdo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are now locked down, however I am worried. I could not find the right wick for my wet bulb and a farmer friend suggested using a oil lamp wick, banded tight. My humidity has always read high, according to charts, mid-50s. I locked down, put the extra water in and now I'm reading, real readings, dry bulb 100 wet bulb 94. According to the chart that's 83%. I'm hoping its the makeshift wick letting too much air temp, and not true wet bulb reading.
     
  2. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    What are you hatching, 83 is to high for chickens or ducks.
     
  3. oweirdo

    oweirdo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am hatching chickens, I'm really hoping its faulty wick/wet bulb readings. One reason I think this, when I let the water dry up more the reading went up. The dryer inside the drier the wick, the higher the air temp reading, less wet readings.
     
  4. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    Do you have another one to be absolutely sure because at 83 I'm afraid your going to lose them..
     
  5. oweirdo

    oweirdo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't right now, before I incubate again I will go to the cigar store! 5 have pipped and 1 is unzipping
     
  6. oweirdo

    oweirdo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a thermometer with humidity gauge out side. I grabbed it then quickly threw it in incubator. Temp reads 99, humidity 62.
     
  7. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    Air or still bator??
     
  8. oweirdo

    oweirdo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Air, its an oldie but goodie, Lyon rollX
     
  9. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    Your settings ARE perfect CONGRADULATIONS !!
     
  10. oweirdo

    oweirdo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One is hatched!
     

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