Day 19, can't keep humidity up. Towels?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by TinyLittleFarm, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. TinyLittleFarm

    TinyLittleFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've filled all the water wells in the LG still air. I have both plugs in and temp is steady. I can't seem to get the humidity up beyond 45-48. I'm starting to freak out. Should I try covering the whole unit with a warm damp towel?

    I'm afraid to open it to put in sponges or anything.

    Ack!
     
  2. newbiechickenowner

    newbiechickenowner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    has your hydrometer been reliable so that you believe it is truly 45? If you have sponges, or...feminine pads [​IMG] Soak them and try that as well...that helped raise it up for mine when I was having trouble. I hope it works out for you!
     
  3. 1234duck

    1234duck Chillin' With My Peeps

    what is your humidity?
     
  4. wren

    wren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Go ahead with a wet sponge. Hens get off the nest sometimes. It's natural.
     
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2011
  5. TinyLittleFarm

    TinyLittleFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just checked it again and it's at 66. I think I just didn't want long enough to check it after adding water last time.

    66 is good, right?
     
  6. ChickenPox

    ChickenPox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    66 Should be fine! I had a chick hatch upside down in the turner with only 30%! (Yes, I missed lockdown by a day and it hatched early!)
     

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