How do I regulate humidity in my incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Picklestix7866, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. Picklestix7866

    Picklestix7866 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi guys! I have a still air incubator that I like to try to hatch a few Silkies in each year. I just don't know how to measure/regulate the humidity. I have an egg turner so I just squeeze in a cup of water and hope that it works. I don't have great hatch rates though (although somehow I did manage to hatch a duckling last year...lol). They start growing and then die before they get much bigger then my pinky fingernail.
    Is there a humidity thermometer or something? It is a Little Giant incubator, and it looks like this :
    http://www.flemingoutdoors.com/little-giant--9200-still-air-incub.html

    Thanks!
     
  2. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    Walmart, Home Depot etc sell digital thermometer/hydrometer combos pretty inexpensively. Pet stores also carry them for reptile cages etc.

    Just remember.... it's surface area that counts! More surface area.. higher humidity... smaller surface area, less [​IMG]

    Happy Hatching! [​IMG]
     
  3. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are rigt!!![​IMG]

    P.s happy hatching:D
     

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