can't get my humidity over 50%

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by nicoletm24, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. nicoletm24

    nicoletm24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have sponges, the trays filled, and even wet paper towels in there...and cannot get it to go above 50%! [​IMG]
    ANY TIPS??? I want it at least 55%
     
  2. nicoletm24

    nicoletm24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh, and i'm on lock down...thats why i want it higher
     
  3. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Do u have the red plugs in or out?
    Michele
     
  4. nicoletm24

    nicoletm24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have the red plugs, so i just covered the holes
     
  5. jettgirl24

    jettgirl24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure I'd worry too much about it actually. A lot of people shoot for 50 - 60% during lockdown so I'd bet you'll be ok. Once the chicks start hatching your humidity will likely spike too so having it around 50% is probably fine.
     
  6. anaiyuk

    anaiyuk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with Jetgirl! I have never had luck with humidity higher than that!
     
  7. nicoletm24

    nicoletm24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have it around 35-40 during the whole time, then usually jump it to 55-60 for lock down...........just nervous bc it took soo long getting it up that high from 35% is all.

    night of day 18, and nothing [​IMG] I'm freaking out over nothing, I kno! LOL

    they were rocking around earlier today, and now nothing [​IMG]

    I'm sure by tomorrow morning i'll have some pips, if not chicks.......staying positive ............. [​IMG]
     
  8. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Relax. You are fine. You do not need to have it at 55, 50, 45. Lower than 45, yeah freak out. Otherwise you are fine.
     

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