HELP! HUMIDITY

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by TheHoranBros, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. TheHoranBros

    TheHoranBros New Egg

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    hey everyone, I am an experienced hatcher, I don't know why, but for some reason, my incubator has been loosing humidity very fast. I'm not opening it, and there is plenty only water. Any ideas?
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    try increasing surface area with sponges
    It's not volume of water but surface area.
    Perhaps your home's ambient humidity is low. You could run a humidifier in the room with the incubator.
     
  3. cochicken

    cochicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Wet cellulose sponges along with 102 df containers of water should bring it up fast. Maybe an air plug fell out? Usually when the humidity drops fast it is because you are running out of water inside the Inc or too much make up air is getting in. I actually used a dime as a damper in my make up air hole to vary how much gets sucked in. When adding water it is important that it is the same temp as the incubator or you will unbalance the temperature too much. A little on the hot side seemed to be easier for mine to take. Good luck.
     
  4. TheHoranBros

    TheHoranBros New Egg

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    Thanks! Will try this!
     

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