Eggs in the incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by indigo flats, Feb 4, 2017.

  1. indigo flats

    indigo flats Chirping

    Jan 29, 2017
    Elgin South Carolina
    OK I got my eggs set and the temperature has returned to normal 99.5 forced air incubator with egg turner. My question I am going to dry incubate so is 27 percent humidity to dry and for dry incubating what should I try to maintain humidity at assuming dry incubation does require some moisture.
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Crowing

    Jan 14, 2012
    Conway SC
    No, 27% will work. Dry incubation "people" usually only adds water at lock-down, but some do monitor and add a little if the humidity gets to low. Good Luck
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    I too agree that if it gets too low add a touch to bump it up. I would check at Day 7 candle what your air cells are like and you can adjust accordingly.

    Good luck with your hatch :fl
  4. Hilly78

    Hilly78 Chirping

    Dec 4, 2016
    Sidney NY
    Will a wet sponge work? How do you add humidity in a dry air incubator?
  5. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Crowing

    Jan 14, 2012
    Conway SC
    A wet sponge will dry out quick. I would just place a small bowl/pan a couple inches deep with water in it----go with a bigger bowl/pan if you want more humidity or a smaller if you want less. Its always best to add water that's about 100 degree's so it does not effect the inside temp for a few hours. Wait What kind of incubator you got?

    The Styrofoam have water channels in the bottom---just put water in one of the smaller channels to see if you need to do something different.

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