How can you regulate humidity in bator without monitor

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by poulet, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. poulet

    poulet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have eggs due to hatch very soon, I only have a still air bator with no humidity monitor just a tray for water. Shall I just put some damp cloths in and hope for the best ?
    Does anyone have any insight on this ?
     
  2. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    Oregono
    I would try to get one, but if you can't then yes fill the trays. Where I live, I have the whole bator floor covered with damp socks and sponges and can barely keep the humidity up. Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  3. chickalator

    chickalator Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you have a hovabator than it should have come with instructions. do what they say when it comes to filling the trays. for the last three days just give it a goood bit of water and your peeps should be fine. good luck.[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. poulet

    poulet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is a covina but don't know if you know that mark I live in France . There is no instructions on the water trays for the last few days the climate here is a bit warmer than England and the bator is in the house so should I just put more water in and do I block the holes at the top ?
     
  5. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Tulsa
    Quote:Bienvenue [​IMG]

    I am English, though I live in Oklahoma. Many of my family live in France.

    Leave at least one of the holes open, fill any water trays and open a second hole if you get condensation inside.
     
  6. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    Oregono
    Quote:I had no idea Twigg~do you have an accent then?
     
  7. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Tulsa
    Quote:I had no idea Twigg~do you have an accent then?

    I can't hear it but.... my wife tells me that I have this ability to be extremely rude to people, and they thank me [​IMG] She puts it entirely down to the accent, and I do try not to be rude. [​IMG]
     
  8. eggonomist

    eggonomist Out Of The Brooder

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    Ha Ha, the first time I read your post I thought, another Brit. You can read it in the posts despite the lack of an accent.
     
  9. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Tulsa
    Quote:Well .... in the spelling too [​IMG]
     

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