Brower Incubator...need help with humidity

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by shelleyb1969, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    I have an old Brower 845 metal incubator. I'm able to keep the temp between 101-102 as the manual states, but I'm unable to get the humidity up to 50%. It's staying right around 35%. I have a sponge in the water dish. The unit has vent holes on top...should I plug a couple of those up? and if so, what can I use for plugs? I don't have eggs in the unit yet...I have hatching eggs arriving tomorrow. Help!
     
  2. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    I have the same thing right now, i have the water dish filled and two big sponges, you could cover 2 holes, but dont plug the all.
     
  3. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    I used a piece of tape then I could take if off easy if the humidity goes up to high. I lost my plugs.
     

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