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  1. biscuitgravy

    biscuitgravy New Egg

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    i've purchased an still egg incubator with a forced fan unit. however, I didn't install the fan. now my question is, how do you keep the humidity at a correct temperature. my gauge says its 70'. does location play a role in this? I'm located in Tx.


    I have the farm innovators. it has three sections to put water into but it spiked the humidity very high. I kept taking a little out, and it was still to high.. ive gotten to the point of just taking all the water out completely and the humidity is at 49.

    I'm stuck because I know eggs need moisture. but I cannot control the humidity. does anyone else have a similar incubator that could possibly give me some tips and whatever has worked for you?
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! My first question would be have you checked that your hygrometer is giving you a correct reading on the humidity? If not double check it to be sure. If it is reading correct and you are running dry but it still says 49% you could add some dry rice to the incubator to try and bring it down a tad more. For me 49% is too high for day 1-18 and the eggs may not lose enough moisture so that the air cell can grow adequately. Humidity can be variable for everyone though and what works for one person may not necessarily work for another.

    Variation in humidity will not affect the eggs as long as you have had a good average until day 18 and the air cells have grown large enough for the chick to safely pip into.

    This a great read ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101

    Good luck and enjoy your time here on BYC :frow
     
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Sorry but, have never incubated chicks.
     
  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under biscuitgravy [​IMG] Welcome!

    Sorry, I am another one with no incubator experience, only hatches under a broody hen. I hope you got some assistance from the links Ken and Yorkshire Coop gave you and the good advice from Yorkshire Coop.

    I also hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
     
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