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Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Sally Sunshine, Sep 15, 2015.
Is there anything we can put in the bator to help keep moisture down on high humidity days?
I havent had issues as we use a dehumidifier, I have saved silica gel packs, and they do sell them on ebay, and cynthia suggested something too! rice of course but I have heard no luck with that, I wonder if charcoal would work? IDK
On another thread, someone said they used something like this to bring it down.
They said it brought it right down. I think they got it at a craft store, but seems interesting to try. Not a problem I have in the desert.
un popped popcorn will absorb more water than rice.
Of course the thing that counts is average humidity during incubation. It is fine if it goes to 60% but then goes down.
I fill with water and wait until it goes down to 20% before adding more when I hatch in the Genesis 1588. The Brinsea has an humidity pump.
I never even thought about using uncooked popcorn or those little packets on there. Yesterday I had mine at 40 for a few days but with rain today and my windows all open in my house it shot up. Im going to have to try those too. Would a dry sponge do the same I wonder?
I'll try the little packets! I save them too lol!! And popcorn sounds awesome! My other addiction...........Thanks you all
I didn't see this one. It sounds very good and it is all natural!
Waiting on a lot of rain here. The sky is ominous, making me very nervous. I've got layers in a hoop coop that could use some new roost bars to keep them off the ground....
Skies are looking a bit ominous this evening here too. Just got back in from gathering eggs and heard a chicken sneeze.............I've heard sneezes in the past and no issues. Just can't figure out which one did it. Guess I'll be watching for anything abnormal. I still worry about Avian Flu.........lately we have wild birds in droves...........
So far the September hatch is going well. 5 hatched. 1 left in the incubator. I didn't expect this many. Now I'm really going to struggle with justifying this last hatch. They're rare, I'll say. I'm helping prolong the life of a breed, I'll say. I'm hatching along with some awesome people, I'll say. My kids are joining 4 H this year and can use this experience. DH will not be thrilled.