How to tell the humidity in incubator without hydrometer?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by silkielover1731, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. silkielover1731

    silkielover1731 Chillin' With My Peeps

    i have a Hova-Bator thermal air flow model. i dont have a hydrometer but is there another way you can tell the humidity in the incubator?
     
  2. SierraView

    SierraView Chillin' With My Peeps

    You won't be able to tell without something to measure the humidity. I don't use anything to measure humidity in my hatcher which is the older Genesis 1588. I know from using it in the past I need to fill the 2 inside trays with water during lockdown. This gives me 65%. I have the new Genesis 1588 that reads the humidity and I use 2 baby bottles the 4oz. size filled with water, and place them inside along the edge of the turner. This gives me a deeper well of water so i don't have to fill it up as often. My humidity reads 35%. My climate is dry and the shallow tray on the floor dries up to fast. With no water inside my humidity runs 20% - 25%
     
  3. silkielover1731

    silkielover1731 Chillin' With My Peeps

    okay thanks :)
     

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