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HELP! humidity isnt high enough!

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I recently ordered some pekin eggs and have just put them in my Janeol incubator, i filled up the part A with water and the humity only went up to around 17% , so i put a damp cloth in and filled up a bit of part B and now the humidity is floating around 34%,

 

I am really worried as this is still so low!! either that or the humidity reader is faulty and its way to high!!!!!:hit

I want to get a hygrometer but i have no idea where they would sell them here in Australia, :barnie:idunno

 

Thankyou guys !! 

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I recently ordered some pekin eggs and have just put them in my Janeol incubator, i filled up the part A with water and the humity only went up to around 17% , so i put a damp cloth in and filled up a bit of part B and now the humidity is floating around 34%,

 

I am really worried as this is still so low!! either that or the humidity reader is faulty and its way to high!!!!!:hit

I want to get a hygrometer but i have no idea where they would sell them here in Australia, :barnie:idunno

 

Thankyou guys !! 

Hygrometers can be found at most pet supply stores, in the reptile section.

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Originally Posted by grace21 View Post
 

I recently ordered some pekin eggs and have just put them in my Janeol incubator, i filled up the part A with water and the humity only went up to around 17% , so i put a damp cloth in and filled up a bit of part B and now the humidity is floating around 34%,

 

I am really worried as this is still so low!! either that or the humidity reader is faulty and its way to high!!!!!:hit

I want to get a hygrometer but i have no idea where they would sell them here in Australia, :barnie:idunno

 

Thankyou guys !! 

I actually prefer the humidity @30% for the first 17 days, but I would definitely find a hygrometer. If you can't find one in a pet store or general store you can always find them online.

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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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x2.  IMO I think it is always good to have 2 of both thermometers and hygrometers to double check anyway. You should calibrate them to make sure that the reading that you are getting is correct.  You don't want to spend your entire incubation driving yourself nuts only to find that the darn meter was off! 

Some days you just have to put on the hat and remind them who they are dealing with. Release the flying monkies!

~Miracles DO happen!~

~Life is not disposable.~


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Some days you just have to put on the hat and remind them who they are dealing with. Release the flying monkies!

~Miracles DO happen!~

~Life is not disposable.~


~You do the best you can with the information you have at the time. When you know better, you do better.~
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