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how do i check humidity?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by TWOMANYCHICKENS, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. TWOMANYCHICKENS

    TWOMANYCHICKENS New Egg

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    I'm fairly new at hatching and i have read several talking about humidity at a percentage? Is there something I can buy to put in my incubator that tells me ? also I saw one thread that said don't get water on your eggs, I have had many older people tell me to sprits my eggs with a spray bottle. Which is right?
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    You can measure the humidity with a hygrometer, which you should be able to buy at any hardware store or good pet shop. Spraying the eggs with water is not necessary. Here's an excellent article on incubation that will tell you all you need to know:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101

    Best of luck with your hatch!
     
  3. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get a hydrometer and it will tell you what the humidity is. I usually keep mine at 45%RH until day 18. Then after that I bump it up to at least 65%RH
     

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