How do I increase humidity?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by wjallen05, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. wjallen05

    wjallen05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
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    get yourself a digital hygrometer and double check your readings -- if that readings is still low, place a warm, damp sponge in the bator
     
  3. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    cny ny
    i wet paper cartons and my humidity gets right up there.
     
  4. HappyHatch'en

    HappyHatch'en Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got a similar problem as well...I have a sponge in my water and the humidity is slowly rising, I'm at 24% from 22%...and I'm in Gwinnett County Georgia....all vents closed as well, no fa...,but I'm experimenting with a laboratory incubator 2 cu. ft. stainless inside.
     
  5. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Tulsa
    Also, a few things to remember.

    Those incuators are very difficult to manage the humidity. It is vital that you do not open it once the humidity has risen. With forced air the humidity will rise quite fast when the lid is closed, still air takes forever.

    If you are still having problems after the above tips, you might want to raise the relative humidity in the room the incubator is in, gives the incubator much less work to do.
     
  6. wjallen05

    wjallen05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    get yourself a digital hygrometer

    I have one, it is reading 32%

    Those incuators are very difficult to manage the humidity. It is vital that you do not open it once the humidity has risen

    I have to open it 4 X a day to turn eggs​
     
  7. HappyHatch'en

    HappyHatch'en Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the incubator I have is a professional laboratory incubator....$2,200 new, stainless steal inside, 2" insulated walls, 2 doors, one being glass to view interior, doors seal perfectly....I'm at 24 % Radio Shack
    I'm about ready to throw the bath towel in....
    Happy Hatch'en
     
  8. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    A wet rag or a sponge is what y'all need
     
  9. HappyHatch'en

    HappyHatch'en Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found the answer......relative humidity here in Atlanta is 35%....check your local weather....also I have placed a warm wah cloth in the unit....2 cu.ft. incubator....and I'm boiling water on the stove.....hard boiled egg anyone?
    Now I will wait and see....tick, tick, tick....
    It's better to find these things out before incubating precious eggs.
    Happy Hatch'en
     
  10. wjallen05

    wjallen05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I added a wet rag and the humidity went up to 50% [​IMG]
     

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