Another Humidity question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Mike32, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. Mike32

    Mike32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a homemade cabinet incubator and I need opinions of how to up the humidity in it. I don't want to have a bunch of water pans all over in it. Is there an better way to do it? I was thinking of maybe a water pan on the bottom and hang something that the water would soak into. Hope that makes sense. All suggestions are appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. chickensinwasillaAK

    chickensinwasillaAK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you can use a sponge or they have commercial items called wick pads
     
  3. Mike32

    Mike32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have tried sponges but they dry out right away. Where can I get wick pads? Thanks
     
  4. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    I have a paper towel suspended from the top hanging in the water on one incubator. No reason to buy something special.
     
  5. Mike32

    Mike32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I forgot to mention that I live in New Mexico so it's very dry here. Thought I'd add that in case it helps.
     
  6. Mike32

    Mike32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Do you have it twisted like a rope or is it hanging like a sheet on a clothesline? Sorry that's the only image I could think of.
     
  7. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Hanging like a sheet.
     
  8. kikidee

    kikidee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Paper towels work best. They dry out fast but that makes so much humidity go into the air. Plus you can tell when they dry out and you just use a syringe or squirting device like a squirt gun or something maybe even a pipet like things they use to suck babies boogers with and re-wet the towel. [​IMG]
     
  9. Mike32

    Mike32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I'll give the paper towel a try. Thanks for the ideas.
     
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2011
  10. FeatheredObsessions

    FeatheredObsessions Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hopefully that will help! Good Luck!
     

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