How do I raise the humidity in my incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dmdhart, May 22, 2010.

  1. dmdhart

    dmdhart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my first experience trying to hatch eggs in an incubator and I am a nervous wreck! Today the eggs went into lockdown, but I can only get the humity up to 75%. I have filled the trays, and even added 4 seperate containers of water (empty, clean tuna fish cans). Should I spray water on the eggs? Everything I've read says that the humidity should be at about 85%. Any suggestions? I really want these little guys to hatch!
     
  2. EastinChickens

    EastinChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Don't get the eggs literally wet, but using an old hairspray bottle filled with water should create a nice mist.
     
  3. dmdhart

    dmdhart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just "misted" them, keep your fingers crossed!
     
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    You can add a CLEAN wet sponge to the bator..it will bring it up quickly...
    Use warm water...
    Ansd if the humidity goes up too high.. then just take the sponge out...
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2010

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