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A cotton dish cloth will work too.

Thanks,I tried the paper towels,and they seem to bring my humidity up most. Says 51, but there was condensation on the lid again,so i think being on the opposite end in the incubator,and being still air,it's reading dryer. My eggs were set yesterday,i have a 40% humidity and 100 temp.
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Thanks,I tried the paper towels,and they seem to bring my humidity up most. Says 51, but there was condensation on the lid again,so i think being on the opposite end in the incubator,and being still air,it's reading dryer. My eggs were set yesterday,i have a 40% humidity and 100 temp.
Would it be possible to set the hygrometer/thermometer in the middle of the eggs? This should help get a more accurate temp and humidity reading.

Humidity at 40% sounds great for now but if the reading is much higher than that around the eggs then it may be a cause for concern.
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Would it be possible to set the hygrometer/thermometer in the middle of the eggs? This should help get a more accurate temp and humidity reading.

Humidity at 40% sounds great for now but if the reading is much higher than that around the eggs then it may be a cause for concern.


I left the set up I made. The temp and humidity goes back within minutes after turning the eggs. Humidity has been in low 40's since setting. I only have a sponge in there for now. Im only gonna add one paper towel, i had 2 during test.it should give me my humidity without condensation. I'll know more near the end! Thanks!
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Let us know how it goes
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Let us know how it goes
Today is day 6.I candled today and didn't see anything. The pores are horrible,but going til day 14 before cracking them open. Temp and humidity have been steady.
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Today is day 6.I candled today and didn't see anything. The pores are horrible,but going til day 14 before cracking them open. Temp and humidity have been steady.
I'd expect to see something by day 6 but i guess it depends on the light source and the eggs.

Were the eggs shipped?
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I'd expect to see something by day 6 but i guess it depends on the light source and the eggs.

Were the eggs shipped?

They were picked up local. My friend hatched out a previous batch of her eggs with a 100% hatch rate. I have 3 chicks from the same parents these eggs are supposed to be from. Although she did tell me she thinks her buff orp hen started laying and i might have her eggs. I'm wondering if they are all the orps,and not the brahmas,and aren't fertilized.they also have irregular pores,which i'll attach a picture.its not a pic of my eggs,bi what mine look like. Regardless, there was a bit of a temp spike, 106 for about 2 hours. The weather here has been unseasonably warm,and the daytime temps got warmer,which means our heat made the house 5 degrees warmer,and that made my incubator temp warmer. I may be ok,as still air incubators are supposed to be 102, and the thermometer is closer to the bulb,the eggs are on the far end. I also got to set them in my friends incubator,so if they're gonna hatch,they either will or wont. If they don't,i have no doubt, my breeder will probably collect more eggs for me.
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