humidity help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by greenthumb89, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. greenthumb89

    greenthumb89 Songster

    May 30, 2008
    pulaski wisconsin
    this is my first time hatching and i am having problems keeping the humidity constant. if i fill the troughs at the bottom it goes to 70+ and if i empty them it goes to 35...dont kn ow what to do please is a little giant still air incubator.
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Add just a little water. The humidity increases by the amount of water surface exposed to the air. If you don't have a turner in there and have room just add a dish with some water and see what it does.
  3. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

    Jan 1, 2008
    also you might try opening a vent hole when the humidity is high and closing a vent hole when the humidity is lower to try and regulate it some. Just have to play with it a little.
  4. greenthumb89

    greenthumb89 Songster

    May 30, 2008
    pulaski wisconsin
    i am also wondering what the humidity during the first 18 days should be ive read anywhere from 40-60 and that is a large range and im nervous already about this would really like a more clear answer thanks.
  5. 40-45% is the best range to keep.
  6. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    I have a LG still air too and found the same problem. While incubating, I only filled the two bigger troughs, adding a little as need to maintain 40-45%. On day 18, I filled them all and added a piece of sponge with a wet paper towel over it and my humidity has been consistent. Had to add the sponge and paper towel because I had trouble getting it up to 65.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: