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Any advice for stabilizing humidity in an LG?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sweeterdeeter42, May 3, 2011.

  1. sweeterdeeter42

    sweeterdeeter42 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are in lockdown, day 1, and the humidity keeps going up and down. It was 45 so I put both plugs in, then went up so I took a plug out, now it is back down to 49. I just want to get it up a little between 55 and 60, but it keeps jumping large amounts. Any tips? It is a LG still air.
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    You need to have it in a room that is not well traveled and has a consistent temperature. Some place where the door isn't being opened and closed all the time.
     
  3. sweeterdeeter42

    sweeterdeeter42 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's in a closet in the baby's room with the door closed. Cant get much less traveled than that. [​IMG]
     
  4. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    I cant ever get mine to get stabled with turning the heat and A/C on and off, opening the windows, rain, wind, and hot days, etc.

    I'm so tired with this weather!
     
  5. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    What does the humidity rise to when you have both plugs in?


    Couple things I would try - I have an LG but it has a fan.


    Stick both plugs in - see what the humidity does, it may level off and then fall. (I am not crazy about this idea cause I like some air circ. in the bator)


    Put a damp clothe/rag over one of the air holes - see if that helps hold humidity.
     
  6. agstanley

    agstanley Out Of The Brooder

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    I've used LG tabletops for years, with incredible hatch rates. I have discovered that, unless you are hatching ducks, humidity just isn't that important. High humidity at hatch is much more important for ducklings and geese. This is because they are such a slow hatch and the membrane can dry out before they get out of the shell. For chicks, it's pretty irrelevant. Once they start on their way out, it doesn't take them long.

    Regards.
     
  7. sweeterdeeter42

    sweeterdeeter42 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It has been staying steady, so I hope it is good!!! And I get some chicks tomorrow!!!!
     

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