Having trouble raising humidity in cabinet incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Cara, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. Cara

    Cara Songster

    Aug 30, 2007
    I have almost 300 Bobwhite eggs in my cabinet incubator (a homemade one I was given by a nice man). The atmospheric humidity here is 2%!!! We haven't had any moisture since the beginning of December. For the first couple of days the humidity in the incubator was 12%.

    Yesterday I put a soaked hand towel in the incubator, two roasting pans of water, and sat a roll of toilet paper in one of the pans to act as a wick. Humidity is only between 22% and 28% now. What else can I do?
  2. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

    Feb 8, 2007
    Do you have all your vents closed in the bator? My friend has an old Dickey and I know she has several vents in the back, not sure if yours does too? Check for places that humidity could be leaking out of the bator, a gap in the door etc. what kind of hygrometer are you using?
  3. Cara

    Cara Songster

    Aug 30, 2007
    I will check, it has a door in the back but that is shut. I could try plugging the holes where the turners are wired through the cabinet.

    Problem is, my turners both broke this week so I have to open it to turn the eggs.
  4. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Put the largest water source where the fan can blow over it.

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