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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by standardbanty, Dec 22, 2008.
How do you monitor/measure the humidity and how do you control it?
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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.
i am looking at bators online.... which do you have.... Where did you get your hygrometer? and how do you install it?
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
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.
Quote:I have 2 Little Giants 9200 Still air models with the automatic
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
What is your hatch rate?
And do you just stick the hydrgometer in the bator
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.
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)
Is that the digital model? (fluker)
Do you use the digital in an egg spot?