Help with humidity?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by EastinChickens, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. EastinChickens

    EastinChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am becoming quite frustrated with my incubator. [​IMG]

    The humidy in the house is easily 65%, but in the incubator it reads 33% When I try filling cups with water and sticking them in the bator, it makes NO difference.

    Any ideas on how to boost the humidity?
     
  2. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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  3. chichi56788

    chichi56788 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what kind of hydrometer do you use? I use one from the reptile section at the petsmart and it works great! Maby you should try one of thoes.
     
  4. EastinChickens

    EastinChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have a literally BRAND new one from TSC.
     
  5. kid-n-chickens

    kid-n-chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am gonna bet it is the hygrometer out of 4 that I bought one was 10% off 2 was 5% off and one was returned b/c it was way off! Do the salt water test
     
  6. EastinChickens

    EastinChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well... the test turned out interesting... off by 26%
     
  7. kid-n-chickens

    kid-n-chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would return it and get a new one callibrate before putting it in the bator!
     
  8. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how long was it in the incubator? are the eggs still ok? chances they are...get a new one and watch it closely.
     
  9. EastinChickens

    EastinChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There weren't eggs in the incubator. I was working on it (it is home made) and was trying to stabilize the temps.
     

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