How to hold humidity in a LG with fan?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ArekE, Feb 27, 2015.

  1. ArekE

    ArekE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today is day 19 for my eggs and most of them have just started pipping. According to my humidity guage it wont get over 65. I have added alot of hot water and it still wont budge. Im really worried they will get shrink wrapped.
     
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    I use (clean, new) sponges in my bator. Last hatch I had two whole sponges and one cut in three strips placed strategically in the bator. I had no problem keeping the humidity up with them, (but I am in an area where we have decent-high humidity anyway.)
     
  3. Mattsculpt

    Mattsculpt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also had trouble keeping humidity up during lockdown. I've got two sponges in one cut up into four piece under the screen and one in two pieces on top, a cloth in the water wells and am keeping a humidifier going in the room. I also have the vents partially closed with tape. Humidity is/ was between 59 and 65 for my hatch. Most of the chicks hatched just fine. I've had several that piped and didn't hatch till the next day. One took 2 days to completely hatch out.. The humidity will rise somewhat once chicks start hatching. Relax they should be fine.
     
  4. ArekE

    ArekE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks i think i will put a sponge in there and hope for the best.
     
  5. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Holy cow! Is Arkansas that dry? I guess NY has it's advantages. Even in winter we are at 50%+ humidity during day and 70%+ at night. I'm thankful I don't have that issue at least.

    Most of mine have taken between 12-18 hours from pip to zip. I've had a couple zip before I knew they were pipped and a couple that had me biting my nails because we were going into a full day between.
     
  6. maddog3355

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    Is there condensation on the sight windows? If there is you don't have nothing to worry about if there is not as more hot water
     
  7. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    I do not, even at my 75%, have condensation on my windows. While I agree if there is condensation you are probably good with humidity being up, you don't need condensation to signify your humidity is high enough.
     
  8. Mattsculpt

    Mattsculpt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With the unusual cold weather we have been having the humidity has been between 10 and 15 percent in the house. Normally its really high since I live close to the Mississippi river. This month is not normal for Arkansas.
     
  9. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Wow, that is low.
     
  10. ArekE

    ArekE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes there is alot of condensation
     

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