Help with humidity

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by claireree, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. claireree

    claireree Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2010
    My partner has recently made me a incubator but i am really struggling to keep the humidity levels up. They seem to be sticking at about 50% I have a couple of bowls of water inside and if i spray with water it goes up but not for long.

    I have a few eggs in there and they are coming up to day 21 but I dont think anything is going to come of them as when I candled them last they didnt seem to be developing.

    Any suggestions would be appreicated.
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi Premium Member

    Mar 27, 2012
    My Coop
    I use mason jars or baby food jars with sponges or paper towels sticking out of them to increas humidity in my homemade bator. Humidity is affected by the surface area of water and not really the amount of water, so the trick is to get as much surface area as possible without taking up a ton of space. The sponges add plenty of surface area and take up no additional space sticking out of jars so that's why I like them. They work very well for me. Good luck with your eggs, I hope you get them to hatch!
  3. dickhorstman

    dickhorstman Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    Dec 8, 2009
    50% humidity in my area is way too high. That may be right for your area. The easiest way to tell if you have too much or too little humidity is to look at the air cell. If you are at day 21 the air cell should be consuming close to 1/4 to 1/3 of the eggs. If it is larger your humidity has been low.If it is smaller your humidity has been high.

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