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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Debra1234, Mar 29, 2018.

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    hello fellow chicken lovers. I am brand new to incubating eggs. These eggs are our own chickens eggs. Not shipped. I live in Washington state. I ran new incubator over night before putting eggs in. Have had a hard time with humidty. It was very high. Above 60 percent. I have now purchased 2 temperature and humidity gages, one digital and one dial. They both read differenty by a degree or 2. I was told digital more accurate so am going by that one. The actual incubator gauge says temp is 37c. I have had to remove almost all of the water and still can only get it down to about 58%. Is it ok to run this without or with very little water? It also turns the eggs. From the direction that came with it I’m thinking probably came from China. Any help appreciated. Have read all info about incubating eggs and know temp and humidity very important.
     
  2. Is there any airflow or exchange with the outside air? If not, this is mostly likely why the humidity stays high. Running dry is fine if it gets you down to the humidity % you want.
     
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    It does have a fan and a vent hole. And also egg turner.
     
  4. Try taking all the water out and seeing what the humidity settles at. As long as you are confident the reading is accurate. Anything from 20-40 is acceptable if you ask me.
     
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    Debra1234 In the Brooder

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    I did finally get all water out. Finally setteled at around 40%. Thank u for help. Greatly appreciated.
     

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