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what to add to the incubator on the last 3 days 4 humidity

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by gavbarker, Apr 20, 2007.

  1. gavbarker

    gavbarker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi i have heard that people add a sponge or a damp cloth to the incubator on the last 3 days to up the humidity i was wondering would this still work the same if i just added another tub of water just a bit bigger to up the humidity or id there a reasion people use rags and sponges?
     
  2. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

    Feb 8, 2007
    Colorado
    You can add a bowl of water if you want to, but, I personally don't because if a chick was to get in there it could drown even in like an inch of water, especially a newborn that doesnt really have its bearings yet.
     
  3. fowlweatherfriends

    fowlweatherfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, My bator is a still air Little Giant. I had trouble raising the humidity by using the water trays alone, so I used a small, clean very wet sock to raise humidity. My bator went from 55/60% to 70% perfectly with the sock.

    Yes, keep in mind that when babies hatch, you will be leaving them in the bator for awhile to dry and warm up. Due to that, you will want to keep anything out that may be harmful (and they WILL make a mess!).
     
  4. gavbarker

    gavbarker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanx for the info my bator maby is a bit cramped as its not a very big one only an 18 one and iv got 13 eggs in there 9 to hatch monday iv tryed to keep the bowls to the edges and not fill them to the top they are also quite big so i dont think they will fall over and theyl be to tall for the chick to get in il see how i get on with the first few hatches.
     

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