Does charcol take out humidity?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Farmer Kitty, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    I had someone tell me that on my last hatch, when I was having trouble with the humidity to high, that I should have thrown a couple charcol briquets into the bator as they will help cut the humidity.

    Is this true?

    And if so, is it something one can do when incubating or is the charcol not good in a bator?
     
  2. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    Does anyone know? I'm done for the year, but there is next year!
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Don't know about charcoal but silica gel will, just don't eat the gel. Charcoal in bags can have lots of goodies added. As for taking out incubation humidity, open more plugs and if that doesn't work, crack open the bator along an edge.
     
  4. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    I had the all the plugs open and the lid cracked but the humidity was high outside and that is where my problem came from. I'll have to remember the silica gel!
     

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