HELP HOW DO I RAISE HUMIDITY?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Justino, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    the humidity in my new incubator is to low...the temp is perfect at 99.5 but humidity is at like 50% i added water and a sponge but it didnt help....anyone here no how to raise it?
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    If I recall you're early into incubation...right? 50% is fine. You don't want it higher until day 18.
     
  3. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    really? are u sure? and this is my first incubator....i have 1 random fertile egg in there i bout from safeway lol but on wed im gettin like 10 silkie eggs!
     
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    You don't want your humidity above 50% for the first 18 days....then when you stop turning your eggs thats when you up the humidity to 60 to 70% by adding extra water or a wet sponge or wet sock...and do not open the bator on the last 3 days..your humidity will drop.......
     
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  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:Yes, I'm sure.
     
  6. turnerstar31

    turnerstar31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup totally Katy outa know lol
     
  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:Well I don't know much, but that much I'm sure of!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Wait, you bought a fertile egg from Safeway Grocery store? Are they really selling fertile eggs? Or do you mean some other Safeway?
     
  9. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I wondered about that too. [​IMG]
     
  10. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    That puzzled me too but I didn't think to ask [​IMG]
     

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