Humidity help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ash123, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. Ash123

    Ash123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, so I have the tray full at the bottom, an additional tray, a sponge and a dish rag and I still have like 30 something percent humidity. What in the world?! I'm on day 20 right now. Any tips?
     
  2. Ash123

    Ash123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've done this 10 plus times and have never had this issue.
     
  3. Aacre

    Aacre Chillin' With My Peeps

    Is it possible that your hygrometer has gone kaput? [​IMG]It seems like the humidity would be high enough.
     
  4. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Try taking out the battery and putting it back in. Or a new battery.
     
  5. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    Is there any condensation on the glass? How many eggs in the incubator? When they start to hatch, they'll kick out plenty of moisture of their own. If your air cells are a good size, that should be a good indicator that things are ok.
     
  6. Ash123

    Ash123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No condensation on the glass. I have 15 eggs in. I'm sure it will be fine. Thanks!
     

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