1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Day 21 - 76% Humidity.... HELP!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by steffpeck, May 14, 2008.

  1. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    My humidity shot up and I cannot get it below 76%. I have taken out the plug on top, but it isn't helping.
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    7,505
    19
    301
    Jan 30, 2007
    WV
    If it's day 21 thats okay....Do you have chicks hatching or pips?..when chicks hatch the humidity goes up anyway...
     
  3. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,516
    17
    223
    May 3, 2007
    North Central MS
    Isn't 76% perfect for the hatch??
     
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    7,505
    19
    301
    Jan 30, 2007
    WV
    I use 60 to 70%... 75% is just fine...it just depends on where you live and your surroundings, weather & climate, heating and such...
     
  5. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    When I want my humidity to go down I cover a little of the surface water with tin foil and it's worked every time. I have 3/4 of it covered to keep it right at about 50 percent humidity.
     
  6. Homegroanacres

    Homegroanacres Chillin w/the Ice in my Glass

    409
    0
    139
    Apr 10, 2008
    Salem, Oregon
    Quote:OK it is time for one of dem STUPID questions [​IMG]

    How do you get to the water source, to cover part of it,
    without haveing to take the turner out? And even better
    question is, How the heck do you add water (use a straw)
    but still find "C" part of the plastic linner that comes with
    the Gen 1588?
    Oh how I hate being dumb! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    John
     
  7. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    No, I can't see any pips yet and no chicks either. I feel better now. [​IMG] I am trying the egg carton for hatching this time, I cut the sides down, and put holes in the bottom of the cups for better circulation, but one thing I don't like about it vs. laying them on their side, is not being able to see the majority of the egg. Makes it harder to look for pips. I'll let you know how it goes, hopefully sometime soon there will be some action starting. [​IMG]
     
  8. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    John, I just use a straw through the vent hole and use a syringe to put water in it. If you are past day 18 you should not have your turner in there anymore. If it is before day 18, I just open the lid and pour water into the bator directly. I do have 1 row of the turner removed, so I have room to dump the water in there. I am also using the Genesis 1588. I am pretty new to this, this is only my 2nd hatch, but I would be happy to answer any questions I can.


    Steffanie
     
  9. Homegroanacres

    Homegroanacres Chillin w/the Ice in my Glass

    409
    0
    139
    Apr 10, 2008
    Salem, Oregon
    Quote:Thanks Steffanie! Works for me! [​IMG]

    John
     
  10. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    What I do is just lift the whole thing and slid folded tin foil in one corner and if it didn't go down I added more to the next corner. I have a hovabator 1588, I didn't have any problem lifting the turner and the screen...just do it gently. Make sure you fold the tin foil a few times so it's stronger and you can push and shove it around. OH and what I used is a turkey baster [​IMG] Worked great!
     
    Last edited: May 14, 2008

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by