Ducks Hopefully they hatch this time.

Discussion in 'Waterfowl' started by squirrelhunter, Jul 30, 2017.

  1. Maryellen

    Maryellen Well-Known Member

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    Add more water. And soak a washcloth in hot water and place it in the incubator, plus spray the eggs with warm water every few days and that should raise the humidity more, or put a bowl of water in too

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  2. squirrelhunter

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    I added more water,several times,in different parts of the incubator,no change. The first time I ran it I had the entire bottom covered in water and had the same problem. I'll try a wash cloth.

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  3. Maryellen

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    It's an HHD I assume,don't know what else that would be. There's no contact information at all in the instructions manual. I got it on eBay. It's a forced air 1 though.

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  5. casportpony

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    You incubate at 80% the whole time?
     
  6. robin416

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    BTW, if your unit is all digital I would recommend verifying that the temp and humidity are reading accurately. That is the main complaint I've seen about units like this.
     
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  7. squirrelhunter

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    That looks quite a bit like it but not exactly. I know,I've checked it with 3 different thermometers and 1 other humidity gauge which says it's 10% higher than what the incubator says and all 3 thermometers read within a degree of the others. I'm planning on getting 1 I saw on 1 of the main incubator company's sites which says it's accurate within .2 degrees. Just got to get the money. I've been able to keep it between 75 & 80% the last few days,at least according to the 1 that reads higher,the other says it's 65-68%.

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  8. casportpony

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    Have you seen this?
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  9. casportpony

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    Interesting video. This guy uses the Styrofoam box it came in to help hold the heat better:


    It's not the HDD, it's another Chinese knockoff of the Janoel 48
     
  10. robin416

    robin416 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    A Fluckers reptile thermo isn't that costly and is very dependable. I used that one in my Turn-X and had no issues hatching.
     
  11. Maryellen

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    I have that yellow one, just got it. When I hatched the muscovy eggs for my friend I kept the humidity up high and sprayed the eggs a few times every week until lockdown. I kept the water channels full and added a wet washcloth as well and kept that wet. The ducks all hatched good , and then my friend hatched a bunch too with my jonel and she kept the bottom tray really fill with water.

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  12. Maryellen

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    I hatched muscovy eggs once. My friend hatched alot more then me

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    That 1 looks just like mine except my electrical plug is verticle instead of horizontal and my styrofoam doesn't have a cut out for the control panel but maybe he did that.

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    That's what I've been doing the last couple of days,putting water in all the trays,spraying them and putting a wet washcloth in there,the gauge on the incubator hasn't gone above 68% and the one I put in hasn't went above 80% but is usually only 74-78%, won't stay at 80 long.

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  15. Maryellen

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    Maybe it will work with the extra water spraying , I am going to use mine for a test batch of neighbors eggs so I'll let you know how the humidity is.

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  16. Maryellen

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    Is the incubator filled up with 48 eggs?maybe that is why the humidity is hard to keep up? I noticed in my other incubators if I don't have them full with eggs I have to add more water

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  17. squirrelhunter

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    Oh no,there's only 4 eggs in it,I'm just trying to get 1 or 2 more hens so there will be more hens than drakes,even though I know it may not come out that way. My luck I'll get even more drakes lol. I'm also wanting to see if I can do it since both times before they all died. The most I've tried is about a dozen.

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  18. Maryellen

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    I'm setting 36 chicken eggs tonight in it, the other times I hatched I made sure to fill up the incubator with eggs.
    I noticed with this one I have t make sure the lid is closed good

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  19. casportpony

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    I have two of this type... One is an actual Janoel 48, the other is a cheap Chinese knock off. The Janoel is the better of the two, but neither hold humidity very well.