HELP!!! I have bad humidity problems!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 77horses, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    [CONFIDENTIAL]
    I made a homemade bator, and I couldn't get a humidity gauge until around day 16-17. My egg has formed properly since then, temp. has been in the high 90s to 101 degrees F range. But when I finally got to measure humidity, it was up to 80 and a little higher!! [​IMG] I took the bowl of water out and wiped the precipitation from the walls of the bator to lower it, and I opened the bator to let humidity go down. It didn't work, so I kept it open, making sure temp. stayed at 90+. It seemed to work pretty well, but it's still waaay too high! [​IMG]
    Please please tell me what I can do to lower it! This is my first time hatching and today is day 18 for my single egg. I really want it to hatch! [​IMG]
    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Tulsa
    80 is ok.

    It's a little on the high side, but shouldn't cause too many problems.

    Remember, the key to humidity is surface area of water. If the humidity is too high, use a smaller bowl.
     
  3. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    [CONFIDENTIAL]
    please? anyone? [​IMG]
     
  4. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    [CONFIDENTIAL]
    ok thanks Twigg! [​IMG]
     

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