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When your still air, diy incubator can't raise the humidity on day 19.....

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You get desperate haha!

It's working, by the way. Certainly not the most efficient or even the smartest, i am sure.

I tried sponges and for whatever reason, it wasn't working. Tried washcloth and the temperature couldnt get back up. So here we are ha! We are going to build a better set up for the next hatch. I tried this on a whim and amazingly it worked.

Sort of.

Ha.
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Necessity is the mother of invention.  Well done.

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Umbrella is fully upright niw and i got out another thermometer to do a wet bulb temp. I'm not sure i am trusting my digital hygrometer. I should have trial and errored this before i started, but i never expected to even make it to this point. I figured for sure i would fry them. Oye. If hstch day had been 3 days ago, i could have done it without adjusting a thing. We had a hot, rainy stretch and the house was humid enough to take care of it on its own! But i guess battling nature is one of glories of playing God and hatching chicks without a hen!
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Way back when, I always incubated in an earthen cellar which maintained fairly consistent temperature and humidity.  External environment can impact incubation in my experience.

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