How do you adjust the humidity?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Mandymooligan, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. Mandymooligan

    Mandymooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do you lessen or increase the humidity in your bator? [​IMG]
    Thanks
     
  2. BairleaFarm

    BairleaFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends on the bator. Some you open vents some you remove sponges. What incubator are you specifically talking about? If you want to up humidity add more surface area to your water. I use sponges or paper towels.
     
  3. Mandymooligan

    Mandymooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have a Genesis 1588 coming and wanted to be prepared.
     
  4. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Like in many incubators is very easy to increase humdity but is dificult to lower it once is high.since I own a genesis 1588 this is my recomendation

    first of all get a good Hydrometer like this one
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    Second use the salt methond to test it, this hydrometers are very close to 75%,use the link to read about it
    http://www.cigarpass.com/index.php/salt-test-calibrate-hygrometer.html

    once you know how acurate is your hydrometer run your incubator for 24 hours without water... nothing
    put your hydrometer since the beginig

    after 24 hours you should be able to tell what is the current humidity in your house

    you may need to add some water but im sure very little
    1 teaspoon at the time and wait

    I forgot to say that the incubator must run without the red plug

    feel free to ask
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2011
  5. junhart77

    junhart77 New Egg

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    thanks for this. i'm new to chicken raising...got some tips...









    Interested in Humble Roofing
     
  6. Mandymooligan

    Mandymooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everybody. I ordered a hygrometer with the incubator and I think I am good to go. I hope it gets here today.
     

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