Different Humidity Readings

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by DON956, Jan 31, 2016.

  1. DON956

    DON956 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 17, 2015
    Roma, Texas
    I have a JN8-48 Chinese Digital Incubator that I'm using for lockdowns. I use the dry method on my homemade incubator for 18 days and then transfer them to the JN8-48 for lockdown. I set Silkie egg for lockdown yesterday, the humidity is reading 70% on its built in Hygrometer. I went to check my mailbox and got a Happy Farm digital thermometer/hygrometer I bought at the bay, so I went ahead and inserted its probe inside the bator and its reading 55% compared to its 70% in its built in readings. Which reading should I consider accurate? Anyone with this kind of bator having problems with humidity readings? My Silkie egg piped.
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2016
  2. kuchchicks

    kuchchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2015
    Built in's tend to be less accurate in my experience. With that said humidity starts to collect and rain down at about 80%. You can always add a couple of wet sponges and then remove them if it appears too wet.

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