Can we Mist Spray to increase humidity?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sheilawagner, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. sheilawagner

    sheilawagner Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 16, 2010
    Pacific NorthWest
    Is it possible for us to mist spray the eggs in the incubator to up the humidity?

    I had the understanding that the eggs itself should not come into contact with water during lockdown, but if we mist spray, wouldn't that cause the water droplets to condense on the eggs?
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 16, 2010
    NEK, VT
    Lockdown is on day 18 of your hatch. I would'nt mist unless lubricating a difficult hatcher. A small dampend sponge placed inside would provide the added humidity. Though would need to be taken out if too damp once humidity gets too high.

    Temp is most important and should not fluctuate more that 2 degrees of 100, if humidity is within 10 to 15% of your mark your still doing well.
    Good luck.
  3. speedy2020

    speedy2020 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2010
    use warm water 85-100F will increase humidity.

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