Altitude where you live and incubate?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by valley ranch, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. valley ranch

    valley ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Greetings, I am interested in: Altitude, Humidity coefficient. Reading Here on ,Incubating & Hatching Eggs, I see people having success with greatly different moisture percentages in their bators.
    I would very much like to know at what altitude you live and what incubation humidity you have found worked well for you. Please when you have time let me know.

    Where we live, at more than 6000 ft, we may have need for a different humidity both on days 1-18 and days 19-21. We have a few eggs in the the incubator now.

    Thankyou Richard
     
  2. JustAChickenLittle&More

    JustAChickenLittle&More Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2010
    Florida
    Really and truly, I have never kept track of the humidity. I did however follow each incubators instructions on when to fill one trough with water and then another.
     
  3. Petej

    Petej Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm at Sea Level here on the SW Washington coast. RH is about 60% if not more.....

    I usually run with only one reservoir filled on my GQF Hova-bator. I did try both reservoirs during lock-down and it felt WAY too muggy in there. Most likely this was due to our high RH to begin with....
     
  4. valley ranch

    valley ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are on day 3 the humidity is guestamation and I'll adapt with the information received on this thread. At this time we're running at about 48%, may lower that after checking the air sack. The humidity in the house is about 20% [wood stove]. I have a friend living at about 4500ft who runs at 45-55% during days 1-18.
    Your approximate elevation and humidity you have found works well will be a great help. I'll monitor this thread for that input. Thankyou.

    Richard

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  5. jmagill

    jmagill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am at 6500 feet. I am running the bator at about 40% for the hatch that is in at the moment.
    I have recorded the weight at the start and will check it at 10 days and at 18.

    My goal is 15% loss across the time of incubation. This is my first hatch doing it this way so I will record my results.
     
  6. valley ranch

    valley ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks for checking in. We should have like conditions. Good luck with the hatch. How did you decide on the day 1-18 humidity?
    Did you calibrate you hygrometer? What is the humidity in the room where the bator is sitting?
    As you see I'm using our homemade, what bator are you using?

    Thanks again for coming by!

    Richard
     
  7. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Yeah, you are a bit dry where you are. I am in the Mojave Desert in SoCal, but I am familiar with Tahoe. I LOVE it up there. I live at 3000 feet now, and I can easily get 35% days 1-18 and easily get 45% for lockdown. I prefer 50-55%, and I used large thick socks soaked in the bator during lockdown, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.
     
  8. jmagill

    jmagill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a sportsman incubator. Our house humidity ranges from 30 -40 depending on the temp outside. We actually run a dehumidifier several hours a day in our house because our house is really well sealed. I have a few hygrometers and they all ready with-in a few degrees so no calibration.

    I chose this humidity from reading LOTS of posts here and other places.
     
  9. jmagill

    jmagill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Weighed my eggs today. Lost 3% weight over 8 days. I did some more research and my goal loss is 10% to 12%, so I think my humidity is just slightly high at an average of 40%. It is 36% right now and I will try to keep it at an average of 38% this week.
     

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