Do I HAVE to have something to measure humidity for my incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by oliviad51, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. oliviad51

    oliviad51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The title pretty much says it all. I found a clutch of guinea eggs outside a few months ago and hatched 1 out of 12 guineas. It could have been because they have been sitting outside too long.

    I have an egg turner in a "still air" styrofoam incubator. I also have a thermometer (of course)..

    I really really need more guineas. I only have 4 plus one teenager. We had 25 before we had a visitor a few nights in a row from a coon (we caught him now!)
    I am thinking about ordering more guinea eggs online if I find a good price.. (before they stop laying..mine already have) but I wanted to know that question before I do. If I DO need something to measure humidity, what should I get? [​IMG]
     
  2. Mrs. Feathers

    Mrs. Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After trying a couple different options, I bought a hygrometre for reptiles at a pet store. It is digital and it works great. I think it cost me around $20...worth the investment.
     
  3. bigdawg

    bigdawg AA Poultry

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    spring field at walmart works good for several hatches, then the moisture gets inside it and it goes crazy. bout 6.00 bucks
     
  4. oliviad51

    oliviad51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is spring field? [​IMG]
     
  5. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine is from a pet shop also for reptiles, about $6 works great.
     
  6. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

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    No you don't HAVE to have something. The risk there being if you're adding water to the 'bator and it gets too humid though. I don't have a hygrometer in my 'bator but I run mostly dry hatches.
     

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