Wet paper towel under eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by FoxyMom, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. FoxyMom

    FoxyMom In the Brooder

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    I went into lockdown yesterday morning and had placed a sponge right under the vent hole so that I could keep it wet if the humidity dropped. I had to wet it this morning, and now the paper towels that are under the eggs are wet. Is this a problem? This is my first hatch so I'm completely new at this!

    TIA!
     
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2012
  2. mstricer

    mstricer Crowing

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    Hi Tia, that is why I don't use paper towels. They would have got wet when the first chick hatched. So it shouldn't be a problem. I usually put my sponges in a small container full water. It will stay wet longer. Good luck
     
  3. FoxyMom

    FoxyMom In the Brooder

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    Thank you! It seems as though the paper towel has dried out, which is good. I would've put the sponge in a container of water, but I didn't think it would fit! I was trying to keep the eggs from touching, but now that I've been looking at more pictures of lockdown 'bators, I could've had them a bit closer together. Live and learn, I guess! Thank you so much for your reply. [​IMG]
     
  4. FoxyMom

    FoxyMom In the Brooder

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    Haha! TIA means Thanks In Advance. :) I'm so used to writing that on my other boards, it's just habit.
     
  5. bburn

    bburn Songster

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    I put my sponge in the incubator in the water reservoir and had some tubing that I put through the vent hole. I also had a syringe w/o the needle that I used to put water onto the sponge. Worked quite well.
     

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