Hard Time Getting Humidity Up For Lock Down

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by countrygirl911, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. countrygirl911

    countrygirl911 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2010
    Mississippi
    Hi I A Putting My Eggs Into Lockdown Taking A While To Get Back To 100 But The Humidity Will Not Go Above 52% I Put A Whole Bottle Of Water In Do I Need To Add More Water
     
  2. gumbii

    gumbii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 7, 2010
    bell gardens, ca
    throw some paper towels or socks in there... make it soak it up, but also wick the humidity in the air better... try different stuff...


    good luck...
     
  3. cartersmith

    cartersmith Out Of The Brooder

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    it not about how much water is in there it the surface area of the water. so instead of a bottle try something with a larger opening so more surface area of water is exposed [​IMG]
     
  4. LC orps

    LC orps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :thumbsupsponges work great
     
  5. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    What kind of incubator do u have?
     
  6. countrygirl911

    countrygirl911 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2010
    Mississippi
    i have a hovabator1605N
     
  7. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Do you have the vents opened? I would close them if you do. Also, water surface is the thing to worry about, like another member mentioned, and the idea of wet papertowels or socks is great!

    I believe you want the humidity to be around 60-65%......Good luck!
     
  8. cluckcluck42

    cluckcluck42 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 4, 2009
    Quebec
    Get a dish and put the water in there. Like someone else said about the surface area. Good luck!
     
  9. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:There are two wells that u should fill with water in the plastic liner provided.
    http://www.gqfmfg.com/pdf/Thermal Hova-Bator instructions.pdf
    as shown here. I wasn't following instructions and could not keep humidity up either. Also if you had a turner and removed it the place where the plug comes out of the bator is also a humidity escape place. Just feel around bator you'll find the spots.
     
  10. cpegram

    cpegram Chillin' With My Peeps

    I used a tuna can worked great!!
     

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