How can I up my humidity?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by funonahonda, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. funonahonda

    funonahonda Songster

    Apr 12, 2008
    Central Ohio
    My humidity is 51% how can I up it? I have 29 eggs in the bator and my temp is at 99.9

  2. briarpatchfarms

    briarpatchfarms Songster

    Jul 24, 2008
    Grayson, Ky
    stick a wet sponge in there on the wire and the humidity will go up
  3. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    If your water trays are full an you still wont it higher then you can put spunges in them or add cups of water.
  4. Is there room to put more water in somehow/somewhere? A spice jar w/water? Wet sponges? All it needs is more moisture.
  5. briarpatchfarms

    briarpatchfarms Songster

    Jul 24, 2008
    Grayson, Ky
    you can also take a new spray bottleand pull a red plug out and spray a couple of times too

  6. panner123

    panner123 Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    What day are you on? If you are not on day 18 or more, the humidity is to high. It should be between 35 & 40%. The on day 18 kick it up to 60%.
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    Wet paper towels work much better to get the humidity to raise in my experience.
  8. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Songster

    Oct 1, 2008
    cny ny
    if you are on day 18 or later, you could wet paper cartons, not the ones your eggs maybe in. that is what i do. sometimes broke of sections to place around bator. good luck and happy hatching.

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