Day 19 today, how do I keep my humidity high?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AGraybeal, Mar 18, 2015.

  1. AGraybeal

    AGraybeal Out Of The Brooder

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    I live in Southern CO and it's naturally very dry here. When I went to bed at 11 my incubator was hovering at about 62% I added just a little water because I knew it would move. I woke just now at 4am and it had dipped to 44%. Anything I can do to help keep the humidity consistently higher? I was thinking about putting our in home humidifier in that room to help? Or maybe a damp rag in the incubator? But I'm not sure. Any ideas would be appreciated. I want my babies to have as easy of a time as I can make it for them!
     
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Chicken Obsessed

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    Yes, your humidifier in the room would help. Humidity is based on evaporation from surface area, so think: large surface area. I'm able to keep my humidity up to hatching range with a piece of sponge in a cup. If you go that route, be sure that the cup can't be tipped over or accessed by the chicks. Anything you put in needs to be super clean, if not sterile.
     
  3. AGraybeal

    AGraybeal Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thank you! Hopefully I have pictures this weekend of the little babies we've been waiting on!
     
  4. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    I also use sponges (but no cup) (brand new out of the package for each hatch). And the in room humidifier should help as well. Good luck!!
     

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