Originally Posted by SlickChick76
Hey Florida Friends,
I met a really nice lady here in Volusia County at a "chicken party" a few weeks back, and she is bringing me 18 Serama eggs today or tomorrow.
Well, needless to say, chickens and chicken math has hit me hard, and I bought an incubator. I bought the Hovabator Genesis 1588 with turner, and it has been running for two days. The temp is at 99.8, and the humidity (filling the troughs based on the instructions) is at 63%!!
From what I've read, this is way to high for setting eggs. I tried emptying the larger trough and filling a smaller one, but the humidity only dropped a percent or two. So now I emptied the troughs completely, and am waiting to see how it stabilizes.
(In the meantime, I purchased a standalone thermometer/humidifier which is being delivered Monday)
Is the humidity just so high bc:
-we live in Florida?
-there are no eggs in the incubator?
-a combo of these things?!?
Please help! I'm new to incubating and don't want to mess this up!
Thanks for any and all input,
PS As I am only looking to keep one or two of them, Seramas available in a few weeks if all goes well, lol!