Humidity duck eggs hovobator their directions keep it really low!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by newbiechickenowner, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. newbiechickenowner

    newbiechickenowner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The directions that come with the hovabator say to just fill the little middle well.....if I just fill that one, the humidty for the past day and a half have been only 30 percentish....I then filled another one of hte slots in the plastic liner and this brought it up to 55%. I know that Metzer farms and the other websites say it should be much much higher....Any thoughts? Even though it says to not fill the other wells, surface of the water is what increases humidity and I don't know how I will incresae the humidity without doing this? Any thoughts?
     
  2. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    wet sponges can be used to increase humidity. How far off are you? I have never hatched ducks so I would not know how high it needs to be.
     
  3. newbiechickenowner

    newbiechickenowner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Incubation Hatching
    Day 1 - 25 Day 26 - 28
    Temperature 99.5 98.5
    Humidity 86 94
    Turns Per Day 3 - 7 0

    Well, that didn't translate well, but, it is 86%. So, should I put the sponges in there too? or just fill the other wells?
     
  4. ItsAZOO32

    ItsAZOO32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got duck eggs in too right now with chicken eggs which need a lower humidity. To help the humidity for the duck eggs until lockdown I have been spritzing them once a day with very warm water and replacing them in the Hova-bator. I found this on several posts and different sites. Maybe worth a try. My ducks are doing well on day 9.

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