when adding water

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bullrider, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. bullrider

    bullrider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when adding water in the tray should i add hot water or just warm thanks
     
  2. CindyS

    CindyS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just try to add water that is around 100 degrees or so.
     
  3. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Warm water works fine. I usually use room temp water. It really doesn't impact the incubator temp that much. At room temp I've been told it takes 15mins for the middle of the egg to cool and people have had eggs survive power outages with the incubator down around 70-80 for short periods of time. I don't think using cool water could keep the incubator temp that low for the length of time required to cause damage to the eggs. Using water from the tap you also shouldn't be able to get water hot enough to over heat the eggs. Although I think it would be easier to use too hot of water than too cold.
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Yeah, room temp water is fine. About the only reason you would need to add warm or hot is if you need the humidity to come up quickly, like when hand turning, or when removing an early hatch from the hatcher.
     
  5. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Warm is good, I wouldnt add real hot water !!
     

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