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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chickeee34, Oct 7, 2016.

  1. Chickeee34

    Chickeee34 Just Hatched

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    I can't lower the humidity in my diy incubator! I don't have any water in it and I haven't since 2 days ago.
    I have 3 dehydrator packs in it and two cpu fans that are for circulating air. I really need help PLEASE!! How can I lower it? It is at 51% right now and it keeps going up..
     
  2. n8ivetxn

    n8ivetxn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recently had this conversation with somebody else on here....put a cup of dry rice in there, but you'll need to change it in a few days....There are silica packs you can get some of those, the dollar store has a product like it.....

    Wow, I wish I could remember what thread we were posting on - there were some good ideas for decreasing humidity. Let me think on this, if I can remember, I'll come back and post again...
     
  3. n8ivetxn

    n8ivetxn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You already have 3 dehydrator packs and it's still rising? - Did you calibrate your hygrometer before starting? Do you only have one hygrometer? 2 would be better, 3 even better still - for comparisons. I have 3 temp/hygro gauges and calibrated them together before setting, just so I could see how much difference there is between them....

    Where is you bator located? Is it inside? Is it near a bathroom or laundry room?
     
  4. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Have you ever checked the hygrometer for accuracy? What is the outside humidity where you are?
     
  5. Chickeee34

    Chickeee34 Just Hatched

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    It's 24% humidity but I don't know how to check the accuracy of my hygrometer.
     
  6. Chickeee34

    Chickeee34 Just Hatched

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    Yes, it is inside and it is in my beroom. I know it's bad to do but I moved it to the living room, bathroom, and outside.Nothing seems to help[​IMG].
     
  7. n8ivetxn

    n8ivetxn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you saying the humidity outside is 24%?


    Here's a link for testing. I can't adjust my hygrometers, I simply add or subtract whatever the difference is at the end of the test. I have 3, and when I checked them, two were very close and the 3rd was off some.

    http://www.wikihow.com/Test-a-Hygrometer

    Your bedroom is good, it's a low humidity environment....
     
  8. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    It sounds to me like your hygrometer is not right if your humidity outside is only 24% and your bator humidity is high without any water/moisture inside. You're not running a humidifier in the house are you? n8tive gave you a link. I highly suggest performing the salt test to check the hygrometer. Do you know how to monitor your air cells in the eggs for growth?
     
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  9. Chickeee34

    Chickeee34 Just Hatched

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    I only have one hygrometer so if I were to do the test I wouldn't be able to see the temp and humidity in my incubator for 6 hours. Also, my bedroom gets really humid during the day but less humid than any other room in my house. I moved it outside during the day and the humidity went down like 4%. I have six holes fore ventilation but covered 2 of them because it seemed to get worse after I made them. I can't cover all of the wholes because the it will overheat.
     
  10. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Most salt tests I have seen recommend 12 hours. At this point, especially if you are running dry I'd pull it and perform the test and see how accurate it is. 6-12 hours of not knowing the humidity beats 21 days of trusting a hygrometer that may be way off. Have you checked the air cells of the eggs at all to see if there is growth?
     

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