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We have stayed pretty close to 99.5 101.00 in both incubators the humidity is the hardest one to keep stable . It can 45-50 in little gaint . Sept for these morning it ran not water for test run of it after cleaning it out . At 70%. That one we usually do 1-18 days. Pro series usually will go 50-80% if I don't watch it carefully it's very sensitive to any water or to much water. If it rains it's worse.18-to finish line.
"Pretty close" is not close enough. While brief cooldowns won't do significant harm, and by brief I mean the shell temp not dropping below 90F after incubation has started, more than a couple of hours below 99F or above 101F is highly likely to damage the embryo.
50% humidity is a bit high, 70% is very high for the first 18 days. Try incubating with an average of 40% and check the air cells after a week. Do not mist or spray the eggs to raise humidity. Only the air should be moist, not the shells or anything the eggs touch.
You know a lot of us run dry . Humidity spikes are not that hard to control . Simply add water in very small amounts . Use a 20CC syringe with a straw from a cheap spray bottle and add a few CCs at a time . Measure ambient humidity and incubator humidity dry without water before adding water . If your in your rainy season you should have a relative humidity that is very high which means you should need very little if any water in your incubator . Accurate thermometers and hygrometers are a must . Calibrate often and keep your eye on and record daily readings . The better you control the environment around your incubator the more efficient it will be . I use a 3 to 1 water to bleach mixture for cleaning my Styrofoam incubators spray the bottom .Use a lot so it can get in the porous Styrofoam and use a dampened cloth and wipe the top. Rinse clean and let dry . . A lot of people over think and over react to Incubation . Where you live makes a big difference in your success rate .Only you can decide what is the best way to incubate where you live . Trial and error is the only to know for sure .
Well we will see if theses works or not. It maybe to big. We took a doggy door extra large and its old but still in box. We never got around to putting it up .so I laid it next to the door way of dog house. It doesn't exactly fit like it should. I will see if partners able to put screws in it and make it fit a little better
I live in the high desert, and I worry about ventilation to keep the chickens cool, that's why I asked. Animals can die of heatstroke and good airflow is important.