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HELP! humidity isnt high enough!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by grace21, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. grace21

    grace21 Out Of The Brooder

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    I recently ordered some pekin eggs and have just put them in my Janeol incubator, i filled up the part A with water and the humity only went up to around 17% , so i put a damp cloth in and filled up a bit of part B and now the humidity is floating around 34%,

    I am really worried as this is still so low!! either that or the humidity reader is faulty and its way to high!!!!![​IMG]
    I want to get a hygrometer but i have no idea where they would sell them here in Australia, [​IMG][​IMG]

    Thankyou guys !!
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Hygrometers can be found at most pet supply stores, in the reptile section.
     
  3. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    I actually prefer the humidity @30% for the first 17 days, but I would definitely find a hygrometer. If you can't find one in a pet store or general store you can always find them online.
     
  4. kuchchicks

    kuchchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x2. IMO I think it is always good to have 2 of both thermometers and hygrometers to double check anyway. You should calibrate them to make sure that the reading that you are getting is correct. You don't want to spend your entire incubation driving yourself nuts only to find that the darn meter was off!
     

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