First time setting eggs- humidity question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by genevieve, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. genevieve

    genevieve Out Of The Brooder

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    I set my first group of eggs today in my shiny new Genesis 1588- picked after reading lots of reviews on here. It has the automatic turner running as well.

    This evening I put in a digital humidity/ temp gauge- temp looks fine but humidity is reading a steady 46- which is what it was sitting in the room. Give it overnight to change, consider it a piece of junk, or be concerned??

    Thanks!

    Genevieve
     
  2. DancingHen

    DancingHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a hovabator 1588 as well, and with the center resevoir filled with water during the incubation period it runs at an average of 45% humidity. That's with 2 meters I used to read it. My hatches have been pretty good. I think you should wait a bit and see if it changes over time before scrapping it. Good luck.
     
  3. LuvMyBLR

    LuvMyBLR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not putting any water in till lockdown and my chicks are doing GREAT! 45% should be just fine until then, from what I know.
     
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I think your humidity is fine. At lock down I add a sponge which brings the humidity to about 70%.
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