Having trouble raising humidity in cabinet incubator

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

  1. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
    NM
    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

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
    NM
    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 Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Put the largest water source where the fan can blow over it.
     

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