Humidity Help please!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by marlene, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. marlene

    marlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have my brinsea octagon 20 plugged in and ready to go for lockdown, my problem is that i'm struggling to get the humidity up. In the bottom i have filled both reservoirs, the humidity went up to 60% so i put a wet cloth over the top of the reservoirs and it came up to 65%.
    I put another dry cloth over the hatching tray so when the chicks hatch they don't slip and to make cleaning easier and it seems to be damp now after a few hours in there and the humidity is now at 70% which is where i want it. Will laying the eggs on a slightly damp cloth be a problem?.
    In the past i have used kitchen paper which has also become damp and it has not caused a problem.
    What do people on here think? Feedback will be great, thanks.
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    That won't hurt at all. [​IMG]
     
  3. marlene

    marlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you [​IMG]
     
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    If the humidity is somewhere between 65% and 70% it's good.
     

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