Help! Incubator Question-Urgent!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Dirty Dozen, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. Dirty Dozen

    Dirty Dozen Songster

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    I have to put some of my eggs in the bator (she's too small). Never did this before. temp is going up fine but humidity is at 73, up from 56. the more water i take out the higher it gets! what do i do & how long does it take to settle? Thanx!
     
  2. jqs birds

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    Are you using a wet bulb to get your humidity reading?
    If you are the more water you take out the higher that reading will be. Try adding water to lower the wetbulb temperature.
     
  3. Dirty Dozen

    Dirty Dozen Songster

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    i'm using a digital hydrometer that has temp & humidity.
     
  4. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Songster

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    Let it settle, everytime you open/close you change the humidity. If your outside humidity is high, even with no water your humidity may be high.
     
  5. Dirty Dozen

    Dirty Dozen Songster

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    is it kinda humid. just turned on central a/c. will probably keep about 75 degrees. how long do i have to wait to put eggs in...running out of time. thanx!
     
  6. Marlinchaser

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    Best to give it 24 hours, but I would give it at least a couple hours of running stable before adding. Remember when you add eggs, temp/humidity will have to resettle, so dont adjust temp once you have it set
     

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