How do I get my humidity lower?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by andischickenfarm, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. andischickenfarm

    andischickenfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 19, 2007
    N.E. Oklahoma
    Right now my humidity is about 76 %. I put the eggs in last night, so I know it needs to be lower. And I filled the little slots in the bottom of the bator full of water. So what else can I do to lower it?

  2. Sharona

    Sharona Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 10, 2007
    Humidity is raised or lower by the surface area of the water. Depth of the water doesn't matter as far as I can tell just surface area. My bator has 4 sections that can be filled with water, when my humidity is too high I remove the water in one section and see where my level goes. If it's still too high, remove another section until it's at the reading I need it to be. Hope this helps, Sharon
  3. jackiedon

    jackiedon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    I have found using wet cotton balls has helped this time with regulating the humidity.

    Good luck,


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