dry incubators I have a question

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  1. okiemamachick

    okiemamachick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On lock down what do you raise your humidity to?
     
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    I aim for 60 - 65%
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    I set mine for 65% But it does generally go higher as the water gets in the incubator. Usually anywhere between 65% and 70%. When chicks hatch that pushes it up too I've hit nearly 90% before.
     
  4. okiemamachick

    okiemamachick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh shoot it jumped to 70 when I filled the reservoirs I will see what it levels out to. I'm having a hard time getting the temp up now. It was at 100-101 (still air) when I was able to put the thermometer on top of the eggs in the turner but with the turner taken out and the thermometer on the bottom it's saying 95ish
     
  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    70 is fine don't panic. As too your temp can place the thermometer on top of the eggs now? If it's on the bottom of the incubator it will be cooler because it's still air. Still air should always be measured at the top of the eggs. Moving it to the top shoukd give you a higher reading.
     
  6. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    I shoot for 75% at hatch, but am comfortable with 70%.
     
  7. okiemamachick

    okiemamachick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The extra thermometer I have in there is about 2 1/2" wide by 6 "long if I lay that on top of the eggs will it bother the hatching?
     
  8. lazy gardener

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    I move mine out of the way during the hatch. But, I do frequent spot checks by lowering a medical digital fever thermometer through the top vent hole.
     
  9. okiemamachick

    okiemamachick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thank you!
     

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