How to drop the Humidity

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by luvs2garden2000, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. luvs2garden2000

    luvs2garden2000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have pulled out all the water and the humidity is still at 55 %.
     
  2. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    How long ago did you take all the water out ? It will take some time for it to come down and get settled !!

    If you still cant get it down you could get a de humidafier in the room the bator is in !!

    If you have high hum in the room the hum will stay high in the bator !! Is it humid where you are ?
     
  3. luvs2garden2000

    luvs2garden2000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not really humid here. It is rainy today. I took all the water out about an hour and half ago, the eggs were set in the bator Friday evening. They may be gonners anyway/ I didnt have anything in there to read the humidity until today.

    Thanks
     
  4. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    It was still early for the eggs so it might not of done any harm to them, dont give up on them yet !! You can candle at day 7-8 to see how they are comming, As far as the hum goes just give it some time to come back down.

    Do you have a still air bator ?

    Also is on of your vent plugs open ?

    Whats is your temp at ?
     
  5. luvs2garden2000

    luvs2garden2000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No vent plugs open the temp is at 99.5 to 100. Still air auto turner. This is a Brewer top hatch incubator.
     
  6. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    I have never used a Brewer top hatch incubator. It does have vent plugs right ?? Or some kind of air holes ?

    Day 1-18 one of the plugs should be open for air flow and then on day 18 you should open the other(s)

    Air flow is very important during incubation.

    In a still air the temps should be 100-102 (dont fiddle with the heat now)
     
  7. luvs2garden2000

    luvs2garden2000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok pulled out on of the plugs, and the temp has been between 98 and 102 for the past few days.
     
  8. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Sounds good [​IMG]

    Keep me updated on when you candle !!

    Keeping my [​IMG] [​IMG] for you !!

    ETA: Now that you pulled one of the plugs, keep and eye on the temp... It should stay stable BUT might drop a tiny bit. So watch it !!
     
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  9. luvs2garden2000

    luvs2garden2000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks, the humidity is going down a bit now, what is ideal humidity>
     
  10. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Well, I dry incubate I add no water unless the hum drops under 30% and try to keep it about 35% On day 18 up it to 65%

    Here is some info on "dry incubation" https://www.backyardchickens.com/LC-DryIncubation.html


    Some
    people do it that way and some keep it more like 40% by adding water, Everyone has there way that works for them !!

    I have tryed both ways and found that I have MUCH better hatch rates doing dry incubation.

    Is this your first hatch ? What breed(s) are you hatching ?
     

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