65% Humidity and won't go down - peace of mind please

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Peckinabout, Sep 12, 2013.

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  1. Peckinabout

    Peckinabout New Egg

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    First day with eggs in the bator, it just won't go down. [​IMG]
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    If it is just for a couple of days because of the weather (it's raining here now and humidity is really high also) you can just average it over time. If it is really high where you are in general, you may need to put a dehumidifier in the room to get the humidity down low enough. The humidity doesn't have to be at an exact number every second, you can let it average out over the three weeks. Weigh your eggs or keep track of air cells to see which way the humidity needs to go. Sometimes when you add eggs to an incubator the humidity seems to run high because of the eggs for a day or two. Or if the incubator has not been running long, same thing, the styrofoam ones are bad at that, especially if you washed or cleaned them in the last day or two.
     
  3. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Too high for extended periods of time in my experience.

    Unless your weather is particularly humid at the moment try reducing the surface area (not the depth) of the water you ware using in your incubator. That should lower the humidity. You may also try increasing the air flow, but don't go all out with that as too much can be as bad as too little.
     
  4. chiqita

    chiqita Overrun With Chickens

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    You can try rice in the incubator to absorb some of the extra humidity
     
  5. barra060

    barra060 Out Of The Brooder

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    The absorbing beads in a diaper might work too. One of them went in the washer by accident and soaked up a huge amount of water. It's basically silica gel you see in the little packs.
     
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