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What to do on day 18?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by playswithfowl, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. playswithfowl

    playswithfowl One Earth!

    Jun 18, 2007
    What am I supposed to do on day 18? I know I am supposed to raise my humidity, am I supposed to do something with the temperature also?
  2. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

    Jul 18, 2007
    Northwestern, pa
    if regular chicken eggs stop turning, temps the same and humidity increase to 65-75%. leave temp alone the humidity will lower the temp to the right amount.
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    At the ending of day 18 you stop turning your eggs...if they are in a turner take the turner out and lay them on their sides....most people candle one last time in the evening, the same time that you stop turning candle....you up your humidity to 60 to 70%..just fill your trays or whatever your doing your water in...check those then in acouple hours to see how your humidity is doing....your temps you leave alone.....and just have patience and do not open the bator....

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