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First time setting eggs- humidity question

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

  1. genevieve

    genevieve Out Of The Brooder

    May 19, 2011
    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??


  2. DancingHen

    DancingHen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2011
    Central Oregon Coast
    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

    Mar 4, 2010
    New Boston, NH
    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

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    I think your humidity is fine. At lock down I add a sponge which brings the humidity to about 70%.

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