Humidity and temp....HELP!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Faith Lord, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. Faith Lord

    Faith Lord Out Of The Brooder

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    So tomorrow is day 18 and my husband made a homemade incubator. The temp is staying around 100 but the humidity is super low, like around 26-30%....we have been trying to regulate it since Saturday and nothing is working....Please help me!!!
     
  2. kada6305

    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you have in you incubator for humidity?
     
  3. Faith Lord

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    I have a pan with a sponge in it, but when i saturate the sponge, it seems like the water drains out of it back into the pan!! And i just added a lid with warm water to see if that makes a difference. Do you think i should put a 100W light bulb in rather than a 40W( that is what is in there now)?
     
  4. kada6305

    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 25watt in mine and when I ad my wet paper towels my humidity fine. Remember its the surface area of the water that produced humidity, doesn't matter how deep the water is. I am doing the dry method bu hen lock down comes I will have paper towels and sponges spread throughout the incubator.
     
  5. Cindysid

    Cindysid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you upped the wattage that much you will probably have problems controlling the heat. Humidity depend on surface area of your water. I'm wondering about the accuracy of your hydrometer. Pics of ur setup would be helpful. What size is the incubator, pan etc?
     
  6. kada6305

    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep mu humidity around 30% if it goes below I add some water. Lastnight was at 25% so I just put some water in a cup, and kind of sprinkles the water over the floor on other side of the eggs, below the light. It went up to 40% within a few minutes.
     
  7. Faith Lord

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    okay i am about to try that, so like just soak paper towel or just get them damp?
     
  8. kada6305

    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I soak it. I have a homemade foam incubator. I have two small hole on top. One to view the hmidity and temp, and on on the other side that I will add water to add humidit, figure it will be good for lock down.
     
  9. Faith Lord

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    What is the exact humidity suppose to be during lockdown...i have seen that some people say 60-65% and some have said 80-85%?
     
  10. kada6305

    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I plan to keep mine at least 60%
     

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