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How do I keep my humidity stable? I need it to be in low - mid sixties, but if I spray in water it goes to high so I hold the lid open for about 10 seconds. After the 10 seconds it goes down but it goes too low. Eventually I get it where I want it but how do I just get it to stay stable? Please Help! Thanks!

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Try dry incubation. Works better.
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I was wondering what you are incubating with needing it to be mid sixties? Are you in lockdown and are needing it that high for hatch?
As water naturally evaporates during incubation you will need to keep topping up. Humidity is created by surface area of water so the more surface area you have the higher it will go. Spraying will create more surface area therefore make it go higher. Have you tried a small wet sponge to keep the surface down? If it's not high enough you could add another or take one away if it's too high.
Humidity can't be an exact number as the water evaporates but as long as you have a good average and your air cells grow adequately you should be ok.
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Thanks!
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I was wondering what you are incubating with needing it to be mid sixties? Are you in lockdown and are needing it that high for hatch?
As water naturally evaporates during incubation you will need to keep topping up. Humidity is created by surface area of water so the more surface area you have the higher it will go. Spraying will create more surface area therefore make it go higher. Have you tried a small wet sponge to keep the surface down? If it's not high enough you could add another or take one away if it's too high.
Humidity can't be an exact number as the water evaporates but as long as you have a good average and your air cells grow adequately you should be ok.

 

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Thanks!

This is the method I use for incubation where humidity and checking air cells are concerned: http://letsraisechickens.weebly.com/blog/throw-away-those-incubator-manuals-understanding-and-controlling-humidity

Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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