Wet Surface Under Eggs -- advice PLEASE!

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  1. FaithWalkFarms

    FaithWalkFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have searched trying to see if there has been a similar topic posted but haven't found anything.

    So, lockdown question -- earlier today, I added more water to my Hovabator Genesis to up the humidity (used a straw and went through the vent opening) --- I just shined a flashlight in there to count the number of pipped eggs and realized that I must have overfilled a chamber and there looks to be water on the non-slip liner (breathable liner I put over the wire) and the wet surface is under at least three eggs.
    Do I risk the drop in temp and humidity (with 4 eggs currently starting the pipping process) to move those three eggs to a drier spot or do I leave it and just see what happens (knowing I could risk bacteria growing and entering the shells)?


    TIA -- this is my first hatch so I'm nervous!
     
  2. cowgirlup11

    cowgirlup11 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have done the same thing with my last hatch and it didn't seem to affect them. Just make sure that there isn't enough water for the chick to possibly inhale or drown in (obviously:p)
     
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  3. FaithWalkFarms

    FaithWalkFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!
     

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