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Humidity and elevations...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Poulets De Cajun, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Does the elevation of an incubator make a difference in the humidity?

    Or in other words, does humidity differe at different heights in a room?

    I have my big cabinet incubator set on top of a sportsman hatcher, so the fan in the incubator is closer to the top, I'd say 3 or 4 feet from the ceiling, than it is to the floor.

    Last night I set up the LG to use as a hatcher for these last few eggs, and I had it setting at about waist high on a stack of boxes. Well I had to move it so I GENTLY lifted it up and put it on the floor to get to the boxes, and I noticed the humidity went UP a couple of percentage points.

    My assumption is that since heat rises, dryer air will be at the top of the room, especially because our heating vents are in the ceiling. Is my assumption correct?
     
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  2. Chickenfortress

    Chickenfortress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe you need a forced air room to equalize things a bit?
     

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