BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Raising BackYard Chickens › Incubating & Hatching Eggs › Incubating Eggs In Winter?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Incubating Eggs In Winter?

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

Hi everybody,

 

I am new to this site. I actually live in the southwest of Australia. I want to hatch some Australorp eggs as i already have some but i don't think i can in Winter. When i try the incubator without any water, the reading is still 65% humidity so i don't think it will work unless there is someway i can reduce humidity? 

 

Looking forward to hearing from everyone.

 

*Here are my chooks. 2 Australorps and 1 Ancona

post #2 of 5
Are you sure your hygrometer is accurate? If you have not calibrated it yet you might double check it.

Pretty birds smile.png
Edited by 1muttsfan - 5/21/16 at 7:11am

Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 

Reply

Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 

Reply
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1muttsfan View Post

Are you sure your hygrometer is accurate? If you have not calibrated it yet you might double check it.

Pretty birds smile.png


No i have not tried calibrating it. I shall give it a go @1muttsfan It has rained a lot  down here. And thanks. I really love my birds!

post #4 of 5
Hopefully it's glitchy

Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 

Reply

Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 

Reply
post #5 of 5
Yes, I would get a separate hygrometer and calibrate it. Find out exactly what your humidity is inside the incubator without adding any water. If it truly is high there are a couple things you can do to try to bring humidity down.
Calibrating instructions:
http://www.stevejenkins.com/blog/2014/06/how-to-calibrate-a-hygrometer-humidity-sensor-using-the-salt-test/
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Incubating & Hatching Eggs
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Raising BackYard Chickens › Incubating & Hatching Eggs › Incubating Eggs In Winter?