Brower 845 questions

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by twintrades, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. twintrades

    twintrades Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok so I have a brower 845 and I want to get t better hatch rates.

    My question is that how do I get the humidity higher? With it running today im seeing a 25% humidity.....

    2nd would closin off any of the holes help with humidity or anything or should I just leave them alone?

    3rd where can I find the wafer disks for sale? One of my 2 turns on but wont heat up at all.....
     
  2. twintrades

    twintrades Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone?
     
  3. Icravepoultry

    Icravepoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Humitity can be from a small water dish
     
  4. twintrades

    twintrades Out Of The Brooder

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    I had the original dish with water in there I, trying a pie plate under the mesh now to see if that works
     
  5. Icravepoultry

    Icravepoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What incubator do you have?
     
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  6. twintrades

    twintrades Out Of The Brooder

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    Its a brower 845 round. I have the pie pan in and its still not getting up the humidity. Im wanting to figure out how to raise it for the lockdown. Eggs are coming from a local guy. There going to be a guessing game breed. Lol
     
  7. Icravepoultry

    Icravepoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe fill up the pan all the way
     
  8. Icravepoultry

    Icravepoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your hydrometer could be broken
     
  9. twintrades

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    The pan is full.... and its a new hydrometer. A cheap one but new.

    Could being a still air style be why its low?
     
  10. gpop1

    gpop1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    depth of water does not affect humidity. The surface area of the water is what affect the humidity.

    In simple terms the larger the bowl the higher the humidity the smaller the bowl the lower the humidity.

    High humidity will always travel to lower humidity so if your home has low humidity then the humidity from the incubator will escape to the home. removing vent plugs can assist with dropping the humidity. So ventilation is good for the exchange of oxygen but large amount of ventilation will cause the humidity to drop. (unless you live in a humid place then it will work the other way)

    so what happens when most of the vents are plugged and you can not fit a larger bowl. Well there's a easy fix just take a sponge (they sell special sponges but a standard one will work) place part of the sponge in the water and have the rest standing up in the bowl. A sponge has lots of surface area water will soak up into the sponge and the humidity will rise.

    Low humidity is a nice problem to have as its a easy fix.

    P.S being a still air the humidity tends to be lower as the fan in a forced air will assists with stripping the water molecules that are bound by surface tension away from the water. In simple terms a fan blowing across the bowl of water will make high humidity.
     

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