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Help with Humidity... Perferably before I have to go to work in an hour!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by eksterhuis, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. eksterhuis

    eksterhuis Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 7, 2012
    I bought a hygrometer to go in my Brinsea Polyhatch. I think the hygrometer is faulty though and was showing it not as humid as it is in there... Is it super bad that it will be too humid? I am just starting week 2 of incubation... We had a couple of powercuts during the night but I wrapped it in a blanket and I don't think the temp dropped much at all...

    Does anyone know a quick way of removing water from the Polyhatch without having to take the whole thing apart?
  2. eksterhuis

    eksterhuis Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 7, 2012
  3. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2010
    Glasgow, KY
    I am not familiar with that particular incubator, but I would not worry too much about the humidity as long as you're following the manufacturers instructions.
    Also, it's better to err on the side of humidity being too low than having it too high (unless you're in lockdown).
    Some folks don't add any water until lockdown since there's already enough humidity in the air (depending on your location).
    Too much humidity early on can end up in drowned chicks at hatch time.

    Good luck with your hatch!!!


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