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« on: July 25, 2008, 12:03:53 AM »

hi I'm new in the forum, i live in Mexico city, and I'm beginning 2 breed bob whites, y buy a sportmans incubator from gqf. at the beginning i was getting good hatches, about 70 to 80%. but the las 3 weeks the chicks have been hatching with crocked feet.  some one can help me.

the humidity in the comand center marks 62 to 65%, at a constant 100degrees.

thanks for your time and advice. s85 s144
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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2008, 12:27:12 AM »


  Temperature should be 99.5-99.7 then 98.5 for the last three days.  Humidity should be 60%, then 70% the last three day.

  Fertility drops in heat, and late season.  Also, if you have been running the incubator for 5-6 weeks, without shutting it off, you could have bacteria in it.  Clean, scrub, disinfect with bleach, Tek-Trol, or other disinfectant.

  Also, check all your readings with a thermostat that can be calibrated.
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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2008, 12:43:30 AM »


  Temperature should be 99.5-99.7 then 98.5 for the last three days.  Humidity should be 60%, then 70% the last three day.

  Fertility drops in heat, and late season.  Also, if you have been running the incubator for 5-6 weeks, without shutting it off, you could have bacteria in it.  Clean, scrub, disinfect with bleach, Tek-Trol, or other disinfectant.

  Also, check all your readings with a thermostat that can be calibrated.


thanks for the advise,  but i have a Little problem with the issue of temp and humidity, the thermostat is automatic, and pre set to 100, should i decrease it 1/2 degree?. and the humidity is mark in the manual of the incubator 2 be at 45 to 55 for the incubation, and 55 to 65 at hatch, this incubator came with a water tray that without the humidity pads, gives no more than 55% humidity, with the 2 humidity pads, the higher humidity it reaches is 65%, .how can i raise the humidity?

thanks for your time and advise

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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2008, 07:08:23 PM »


  Yes, I would adjust temperature down, if possible.  You can raise humidity by adding a water pan, or, perhaps a small room humidifier near incubator, especially near the air vents.  Build a small "box", "closet" "room" type structure to help keep in humidity (but watch temperature, if you do this, it could also rise.
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« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2008, 06:57:36 AM »

WELCOME  alan vallejo.... s016
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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2008, 11:01:13 PM »

You can also increase humidity by adjusting/closing vents.  Less outside air intake will let the humidity build up. It doesn't take much closing of the vents to change it.
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« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2008, 12:53:46 AM »

WELCOME  Alan Vallejo.... s016

thanks for the welcome, at your service.
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« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2008, 12:55:26 AM »

You can also increase humidity by adjusting/closing vents.  Less outside air intake will let the humidity build up. It doesn't take much closing of the vents to change it.

thanks i will try it.
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