How do you monitor/measure the humidity and how do you control it?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by standardbanty, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. standardbanty

    standardbanty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you monitor/measure the humidity and how do you control it?


    Thanks .......Happy Holidays
     
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    WIth a Hygrometer (sp?) and you add water as needed or remove the plugs in the bator, which ever is needed.
     
  3. standardbanty

    standardbanty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am looking at bators online.... which do you have.... Where did you get your hygrometer? and how do you install it?

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  4. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
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    I use a digital Springfield model I got at walmart for like $7. It has temp and humidity on it.

    I try to keep it at about 50-55% day 1-18 and then up it to the 65-75 range for the hatch. I use sponges to make it wetter, and of course, keep the bottom filled as well.

    Good luck! Christina
     
  5. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Quote:I have a Hovabator genesis. (1588) I bought a honeywell on line, keeps track of temp and hymidity, with a sensor you just put on the rack in the bator.
    I also have a fluker which tells temp and hymidity - I like to have more than one so I can compare the two.
     
  6. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

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    Quote:I have 2 Little Giants 9200 Still air models with the automatic
    turners.

    If I had to do it over, I would have gone for the extra $$ and got the ones with the fan to circulate the air.

    I think I bought one off of ebay. The other I got at the local Feed STore

    Christina
     
  7. standardbanty

    standardbanty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is your hatch rate?

    And do you just stick the hydrgometer in the bator
     
  8. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
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    Quote:The eggs that come from my own hens have a 100% rate. I just started hatching them out, and in the three batches now, I am 6 for 6.

    The last shipment that came...out of 12 eggs, 2 were discarded on day 10- no development. 9/10 hatched, so 90%

    Not too bad. I am getting better as I go. And now I will only get eggs from people I know well and have a good repuation. I am done with ebay eggs.

    Christina


    And, yes, the hygrometer is just a small thing and I set them (usually 2 in a bator to double check readings) on top of the turner or in an empty egg spot)
     
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  9. standardbanty

    standardbanty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is that the digital model? (fluker)
     
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    standardbanty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you use the digital in an egg spot?
     

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