anyone incubate where it is usally very humid weather?

onthespot

Deluxe Dozens
11 Years
Mar 29, 2008
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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?
 

Razadia

The Odd One
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Apr 7, 2011
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Montgomery, Alabama
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.
 

critterranch

Songster
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Oct 1, 2010
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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.
 

Razadia

The Odd One
9 Years
Apr 7, 2011
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Montgomery, Alabama
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.
 

aprophet

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Jan 12, 2010
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chesapeake Va.
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
 

onthespot

Deluxe Dozens
11 Years
Mar 29, 2008
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Riverside/Norco, CA
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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