anyone incubate where it is usally very humid weather?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by onthespot, May 28, 2011.

  1. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    I will be moving to the Carribean and am wondering if you run a dehumidifier in your room with the incubator, then evaporate in the incubator to up the humidity as needed?
     
  2. Razadia

    Razadia The Odd One

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    With high humidity dry incubation can be a very good idea. A dehumidifier wouldn't be needed. But, if you're comfortable with adding water and you've had good hatches that way, you could go ahead and do the way you wanted.
     
  3. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    Thanks. What is the general humidity level in your part of Alabama, say, in the summertime?
     
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    critterranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    right now our humdity is running 75%-100% in the house . i have been doing dry hatches for past 2 months. with it dry my humdity runs 40-55% in my still air incubator. i dont use a humidifier. have actually had better hatches this way. i only have to use a 1/4 cup of water or less for lockdown which is good no sponages at all only one small well filled.
     
  5. Razadia

    Razadia The Odd One

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    Quote:It's only about 40% right now, but it gets worst as the weather gets hotter. Humidity in the house is about 60%, but this place is little over 100 years old.
     
  6. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so far our RH has been 70% + I live 5-6 miles from the coast I have marsh all around me I moved inland for a while but I shed like a snake with out the humidity I run 1 of my vents open all hatch the chickens I hatch have been doing almost as good as the quail and chukars I hatch I just hatched 20 chukars out of starting with 24 I had 22 at lockdown and got 20 to hatch the last coupla serama hatches I have had were 4 out of 6 eggs and 5 out of 6 eggs
     
  7. onthespot

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    I forgot about the incubator actually drying out the air because of the heat element. Thanks all for your regional data sharing. I am feeling more confident they will hatch when I get there.
     

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