I'm using a Dickey hatcher for the first time and need advice from people who are familiar with this hatcher. I'm having trouble getting the humidity to get to 65% and stay there. I have the bucket thing that sits on top of the hatcher and supplies water. Today is Day 18, so I need to put the eggs in it, tonight. I turned the hatcher on, yesterday morning. Room humidity has ranged from 50-59%. R Com incubator humidity has been stable at 45%. Here are the readings on the Dickey hatcher: April 8- 10 am- Temperature 98.4 Humidity 48% 12:40- T 98.6 H 59% 2:26- T 98.4 H 62% 3:26- T 99.7 H 62% I tried adjusting the thermostat at this point. 4:43 T 99.5 H 65% I thought it was stable, but when I got up this morning... April 9- 6:27- T 99.3 H 62% I opened the hatcher and put a small round dish of water in the bottom. 7:47- T 99.3 H 58% 8:26- T 99.5 H 62% Since the humidity yesterday stayed at 62% for most of the day, I'm not sure if it's going to change, even with the added container of water. Maybe I need a wider container of water in the bottom? Someone told me to add a wick. I'm not sure how I would do that? The water pan in the top is full. How is it going to affect the eggs, when I open the door and the temperature & humidity fluctuate? Is that going to "shrink wrap" the chicks? I'm used to the RCom incubator, where I just push a button to adjust temperature & humidity and the change is immediate. I fill the water from the outside easily and there's a level indicator. Very easy. Trying to get the temp & humidity stable in this hatcher is difficult & frustrating! Any experienced advice appreciated!