Wet paper towel under eggs

FoxyMom

In the Brooder
7 Years
May 17, 2012
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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!
 
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mstricer

Crowing
11 Years
Feb 12, 2009
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Ohio
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
 

FoxyMom

In the Brooder
7 Years
May 17, 2012
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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.
 

bburn

Songster
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Jul 9, 2010
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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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