How do I get my humidity down?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Teresaann24, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    its 80% how in the world am I gonna get it down???

    Do I need more venilation? I have 2 8oz cups of water inside

    What do I need to do to lower my Hum?

    My temps are running 85% but I am using the heating pad metod so the heat is coming from the hotness of the pad.placed staright on the pad temp runs 100%

    Help me!
     
  2. sewincircle

    sewincircle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What type of bator are you using. I have one that i just pulled a plug and it dropped down. You can also remove one of the waters and see how that does. Water will up the humidity. I wish you well. How far are you in to the process (what day are your eggs on?)
     
  3. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    remove the water
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Take some water out.

    Use a straw or a baby nose syringe to suck it out... or an absorbent paper towel or two.
     
  5. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    Thing is I am not using a incubator its one I made up myself. I have a cooler with 2 cups of water a stand over the water and a heating pad running with the eggs in an egg carton on top. I am only on day 3. Just got the temp/hum gauge a few hours again.

    I opened up a vent hole and am going to wait an hour to see if hum falls. When I removed some water temp is 95% now and hum is 75. So ill wait and see.
     
  6. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    Humitiy is at 64 now??? What should it be at on day 3?
     
  7. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    My humdity is still up to 80% I have removed all water and even opened the lid for a bit to let the mousitre to escape.

    Do you think that the Humidity is running hight because this is being incubated in a Plastic cooler and it is holding Mouisture?
     
  8. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    You need air holes in the incubator. The hum should be 40-50%
     
  9. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    Right now there is not water inside and Hum is running 75% What I am going to try is Opening the top up some and placing some Plastic wrap over the opening and poking holes.

    I did this before and Hum was fine but my temp dropped I thought about making an alumin tent to put over the eggs to hold the heat but release some hum? Will this work?
     
  10. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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