How to get humidity at 55% - Genesis 1588???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Meloout831, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. Meloout831

    Meloout831 Out Of The Brooder

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    Apr 17, 2009
    Just got the incubator...

    Been over 15 hours on...

    My temp is always at 100 but humidity stays at 60

    Anyway to get it at 55? I got duck eggs, can I put them in wit the humidity on 60?

    Thanks.
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2009
  2. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
    South GA
    Use the smaller water well. The less surface area, the lower the humidity.
     
  3. Meloout831

    Meloout831 Out Of The Brooder

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    I used the one with the long groove like the instructions said. The big one in the middle is for when they are hatching. So should I put foil on the bottom?
     
  4. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
    South GA
    Have you calibrated your hygrometer? If you have set it up per the instructions you should be reading a good level. If your hygrometer is off then it may only appear to be reading 60.

    If you have calibrated, then yes, you need to cover some of the water surface area to bring down the humidity.
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2009
  5. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    What breed of duck eggs?
     

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