Humidity help needed!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by leighanne, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. leighanne

    leighanne New Egg

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    My BR eggs are due in the mail tomorrow. I've been regulating the bator - it's a 9200 still air incubator. I bought a digital thermometer/hygrometer, but I can't get the humidity up past 42%. I've read online how to calibrate it, and I'm going to try that tonight, but I have already filled the water areas AND added a wet sponge but the humidity still won't go above 42%. I've read that you can DROWN the chicks in their eggs - is that true??? Also, should the temp at the top of the eggs be 100 degrees or 102 degrees? I've read conflicting opinions..HELP!

    Thank you!
     
  2. 2txmedics

    2txmedics Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2009
    Manvel Texas
    calm down did you calibrate your meter?? thats important...stand by for a PM read it all and then contact me if you have questions....
     
  3. Ooopsy_daisy

    Ooopsy_daisy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Why dont you post it here as well, so we all have it?
     
  4. 2txmedics

    2txmedics Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2009
    Manvel Texas
    crazy woman, its been posted over and over, thought people would get angry....

    1/2 cup salt
    1/4 water

    ziplock bag, big oen

    Mix both ingredients well...place cup with solution in a ziplock bag, and then place hygrometer next to the cup also in the bag, seal and let sit for 12hrs...

    At the end of 12hrs...it SHOULD read 75%, if not, then that is what your off...you might have to add/subtract to get to 75%...there is no fixting them...but you can use them like this once you know what your off.

    I have one that is 8% off and another 15% off and both are the same meters, my mother in laws is off I think 12%....

    so when I read on mine that is 8% off,....43% I add the so its 51% actual reading
     

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