How do i raise the humidity?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by monita, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. monita

    monita Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 6, 2009
    Shelbyville, Tennessee
    ok i have a problem.... my humidity will not get any higher than 45%. I have all the troughs full as well as 7... yes i said wet sponges lining the sides of my bator and still the humidity will not get higher than 45%. what else can i do? i have 47 eggs depending on me and i really really really don't want to lose them. oh... btw, i am running a forced air LG and temps are 99-101 F. no higher no lower. thanks everyone for your help.
  2. mulia24

    mulia24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    sometimes sponge isn't too good evaporation media, you can try to use cloth/(ingredient to make a dress/shirt)/ simply tear your shirt and wet it using warm/almost hot water, make sure to keep the temp since the warm/almost hot water will force the temp bump too but the humidity without any hesitating will rise high. [​IMG]
  3. srsmith69

    srsmith69 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 25, 2009
    I do not mean any offense, but I've seen this same response posted elsewhere, so I'll post it this time. If you're using one of the thermometors with a probe to read the outdoor temperature and which also provides indoor temperature and humidity, understand that you have to have the unit completely inside the 'bator to read the 'bators humidity. The humidity sensor is on the unit itself, not on the probe. [​IMG]
  4. monita

    monita Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 6, 2009
    Shelbyville, Tennessee
    i it is not the probe type. it is analog and the whole thing is in the bator.
  5. neferset

    neferset Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 23, 2009
    Western North Carolina
    Is your atmospheric humidity low right now? It is by me due to a cold front. I want to look for a room humidifier this weekend. I was thinking that may help.
  6. Chicken Chat

    Chicken Chat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    Was your hygrometer calibrated? Seems to me with all that water, it should be reading a lot higher. If your equipment is working, can you try to raise the humidity in the room?
  7. monita

    monita Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 6, 2009
    Shelbyville, Tennessee
    i think it is a low right now i am in southern middle tennessee. i was thinking the same thing bout getting a humidifier for the room.

    Chicken Chat
    it is calibrated and 6% off so i do add to make up for that.

    the humidity seems to be going up a little now. i am thinking it MUST have something to do with the weather here. Static electricity has been high lately so i know it is dry.
  8. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 12, 2009
    Quote:I'm with you. The same thing happened to me I kept adding water and it wouldn't go above 45%. I went to away for a couple hours look in and it was at 90%. Had to remove lots of water for it go
    back to normal range.
  9. monita

    monita Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 6, 2009
    Shelbyville, Tennessee
    well my humidity jumped up to 68% so i took 1 of the sponges out and uncovered the other vent hole. now it is at 49%-50% which is just where i want it to stay. i guess i am gonna have a long 3 weeks considering i just set these eggs last night bout 5pm. i will be keeping a constant check on them.
  10. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 15, 2008
    Is your bator up to temp when you are checking the humidity? If you keep opening to add and remove things, especially if you have few eggs in the bator, or if you just added eggs and they aren't warmed up yet the air in the incubator may not be that warm yet. Cold air does not hold as much moisture as warm air. Your humidity will not go up until the incubator heats back up so the air can hold more moisture. If you just keep packing it full of water sources and repeatedly opening it keeping the air cool then when you finally leave it alone the humidity will do an extreme spike as the incubator heats. You might just need to wait longer to see an accurate change in humidity after adding more water.

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