Hatching eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Daddy D, Apr 23, 2017.

  1. Daddy D

    Daddy D Hatching

    Apr 23, 2017
    Yes I have some questions I'm a first time hatcher I bought the 56s incubator I know it's a China made but liked the clear top for kids to watch process I started it yesterday I have turkey duck and chicken eggs in it I did get a little giant for the lockdown time being there's a different hatch time between the two anyway. I'm having trouble with my humidity being to high i sucked most of the water back out the tray if I keep lid cracked it looks about right but herd hard to relie on the factory one so I bought a digital one and set on top of eggs that one says a different reading don't know what to do The reading is with lid cracked open 64% humidity and 86 degrees f. The factory says 44% and 37.6 c any help would be appreciated
  2. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Songster

    I don't use that model of incubator, but given the disparity in readings between the two thermometers and hygrometers, I'd buy a third so you can tell which readings are accurate. The factory thermometer/hygrometer's readings are closer to where you'd want it to be (at least for duck and chicken eggs), if it's a forced air incubator.

    Best of luck with your hatch.
  3. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

    Oct 11, 2014
    Gouverneur, NY

    You can google salt test for hygrometer and check the accuracy of the one you bought, then you'll know how to adjust.

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