Controlling humidity?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickenboyriley, May 7, 2011.

  1. chickenboyriley

    chickenboyriley New Egg

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    I have a Hovabator 1588, with circulating fan, and hydrometer/thermometer and auto egg turner. I am reading that humididy starts at 40-60% then at lock down (3days before hatch) bump humidity to 80-90%.

    How do you control the humidity in these incubators? Thanks ahead of time.

    Riley
     
  2. shuizar209

    shuizar209 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think 80-90 for lockdown is way too high. I have mine running at 40 for the incubation and 60-65 for lockdown. 70 is the highest itshould ever be. You will get tons of different opinions though. I use sponges and feed through a straw to add humidity.
     

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