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How low can the humidity go

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by curdogs, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. curdogs

    curdogs Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a LG 9200 and having trouble with the humidity dropping down to as low as 20%. What is the lowest it can be and not hurt the hatch?
     
  2. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you using the built in gauge?

    Do you have any water in bator?

    20 is a hair low.
     
  3. curdogs

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    I have been adding water to try to keep it up, should I have the vents open or closed. oh and it has a fan.
     
  4. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you've been adding water I would say your over 20 percent. Unless your really arid or still running a heater.

    I removed my plugs I incubate and hatch with them out.
     
  5. curdogs

    curdogs Out Of The Brooder

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    When I add water it go's up to about 45% then gradually go's down
     
  6. jayce

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    I read on another forum that the little giant incubator water resovoir doesn't cover enough surface area, the the water should cover half the area the eggs are in, I'm pretty sure that's why my hatch rates have been so low but try put a few wet wash clothes in for the time being the humidity should be about 50-55% during the first 18 days and 60-65% during lockdown, try the face clothes and let me know the results, after this hatch you could switch to a more permanent way and make your own channels using silicone or spray foam, hope that helps
     
  7. Chaos18

    Chaos18 Minion King Premium Member

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    Make sure that your thermometers and hygrometers are calibrated. Typically you want humidity in the 30-35% range for the first 18 days and 65-75% for lockdown. Those ranges though will be dependent on your aircells though.

    VENTILATION (OXYGEN)

    O2 deprivation to day 10 of incubation followed by regular oxygen concentrations leads to stronger chicks post #33815
    NEVER USE VENT holes as a means to Control HUMIDITY especially during HATCH DAYS!
    THERMOMETERS, HYGROMETERS & CALIBRATION

    Calibration is a MUST: HOW TO CALIBRATE post #9068

    INCUBATION TEMPERATURES

    READ TEMPS SECTION HERE: post #9068 Hatching Eggs 101
    Incubators with fans and without fans need to run at DIFFERENT TEMPS! post #9068

    HUMIDITY Humidity is NOT a set number!
    Its a tool to get the correct weight loss in the egg! post #7068 see Hatching Eggs 101

    WHY do we need less humidity to get the best weight loss for colored hatching eggs during incubation? post #36320
    KEEPING MOLD and BACTERIAL from growing in water WELLS during incubation post #1644
    USING a aquarium pump to humidify incubator Begin post post #42512
    TIPS n TRICKS to raising humidity in incubators post #42512
     
  8. curdogs

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    Thanks every one
     

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