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Humidity For Incubators?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Poultrybreeder, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. Poultrybreeder

    Poultrybreeder Songster

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    I was just wondering what the humidity should be for shipped eggs? I am sure it is around the same, just checking, thanks!
     
  2. Poultrybreeder

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    And where could I find something to read the percentage of humidity in my incubator? Sorry, I usually use broody hens, but an incubator would be better for this time around
     
  3. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi Premium Member 6 Years

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    Keep the humidity the same as you would with regular eggs - you still want them to lose the same amount of moisture.

    This is the hygrometer I use, it works really well for me.
     
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    I use the same hygrometer. Works great
     
  5. Poultrybreeder

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    Thanks!
     
  6. Poultrybreeder

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    And thiss goes inside the incubator, correct?
     
  7. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi Premium Member 6 Years

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    Yes it does :)
     
  8. Poultrybreeder

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    Thanks! Youre a life saver!
     
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    Ridgerunner Free Ranging 9 Years

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    That looks like a great hygrometer and thermometer. I've saved that for when I replace my current one. But I want to mention to never trust any thermometer before you calibrate it. Any of them can be off. My current one reads about a degree and a half low but since I know that I can adjust.

    I've found the best way to calibrate them is to take a medical thermometer and put both in a glass of warm water somewhere around 100 degrees F. See how they read.
     
  10. Poultrybreeder

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    I just ordered the hygrometer you mentioned. Its supposed to be in on the 19th. Which if I win those eggs (I really hope I do). They're estimated to be in In the 23rd. That will give me enough time to set everything up.
     

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