Day 18 and humidity

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cqranch, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. cqranch

    cqranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tomorrow is day 18 for me so no more turning. Is this also the time I need to increase the humidity to around 60%?
     
  2. ChooksinIowa

    ChooksinIowa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    60 to 65% is what my books say. I go about 63%
     
  3. erin0415

    erin0415 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how do you increase the humidity to such a specific number???
     
  4. ChooksinIowa

    ChooksinIowa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I have 2 types of incubator. One is the R-Com 20 from Brinsea. It is digital and automated and I just have to dial in the humidity I want and leave it and it will keep it rock steady as long as I keep the water tank filled.

    My still-air LG is more difficult. I usually add extra sponges into the bottom to hold more water, and I plug at least one of the 2 air vents, but sometimes that means I have to nudge the temp down slightly (very slightly) because the one less air vent means that the temp goes up a bit. Oh, I also have a digital thermometer/hygrometer in it to show me the temperature and humidity level.

    Hope that answers your question.
    Claire
     
  5. erin0415

    erin0415 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. thank you. I dont have a high tech incubator, but I see how I can raise it.
     

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