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Anyone else have high house humidity?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Lil'ChickFarm, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. Lil'ChickFarm

    Lil'ChickFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My house humidity is almost 50 on the second floor and 60 on the first floor.
    I checked my hydrometer by putting it outside and it was 70 and the weather on my IPAD states that is what it is.
    So if I need to keep my chicks at low humidity to incubate, how can I?
    Aside from buying a dehumidifier which I am not going to do, too expensive and my house is large.
    I have read over and over how people use 35 percent for day 1-18.
    Welllllllllllllllllll I can't. I wonder if this is why I lost my last hatch.
    OH and how do you incubate in the summer? Often the humidity then is 80 percent. :)


    I am doing the happy dance today, I got a Brinsea 20 yesterday. [​IMG]Well it is ordered and will be here the end of the month probably.
    I am expecting SUCCESS NOW! But, this humidity thing is concerning me.
     
  2. Wisher1000

    Wisher1000 Bama Biddy

    The only thing you can do is to try the first two and a half weeks with no added humidity. Keep records of the humidity in the bator three or four times a day noting the time, house humidity, and outside weather. If your bator is forced air, you may have a lower RH than you think. There are people who keep the RH higher than 35% throughout the hatch and do well. A broody's eggs are against her skin and it is really moist there....... good luck!
     
  3. Lil'ChickFarm

    Lil'ChickFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    AHHH I bet that would make a difference. My still air ones could not change it much, but the Brinsea just might.
    Thanks.
     

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