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Having trouble stabilizing humidity

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by emvickrey, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. emvickrey

    emvickrey ChowDown Silkie Farm

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    I have a metal still air bator that was given to me yesterday. By last night I had the temp staying between 99 and 100 and the humidity was 50%. So I put my first 5 eggs in. Overnight the humidity dropped to 37%. I changed the dish back to the metal one that came with the bator and it raised to 41%. It is staying at that. The temp stays the same. How can I get the humidity up to 50%? I would attatch pictures but can't seem to figure out how. [​IMG]
     
  2. crzychicken

    crzychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Your temp and humidity always drop in the incubator when you first set the eggs, give it hours or a day before adding more water.

    I use 40 to 50% the first 18 days, 60 to 70% range the last 3 days of incubation.
     

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