help cant get humidity down

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by herechickchick, May 29, 2008.

  1. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    i have no water in my incubator and i can't get the humidity below 60% because the humidity is so high outside, it is very muggy and moist here. I have not put my eggs in yet so any thoughts on how to lower the humidity level
    thanks
     
  2. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have any of the vent plugs out?
     
  3. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    no there plugged in
     
    Last edited: May 29, 2008
  4. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Take one, or even both of them out.
     
  5. Eggseronious

    Eggseronious Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:This will only let more of the outside huimidity in. The room humidity has a great influence on the bators humidity. Herechickchick is there a way U can de-humidify the room?
     
  6. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    60% is not going to hurt your incubation. If it runs at that throughout, don't increase the humidity at hatch time. They will be fine. Monitor the air cells with candling and make sure they are getting large enough for the peeps to zip out.

    If you're worried about sticking to the numbers, then a dehumidifier is the only answer.

    Jody
     

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