Different Humidity Readings

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

  1. DON956

    DON956 Out Of The Brooder

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    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.
     
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  2. kuchchicks

    kuchchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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