Humidity Help!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tim21, Mar 29, 2015.

  1. tim21

    tim21 Out Of The Brooder

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    So we just put 38 eggs in last night and the humidity has been pretty steady at about 62% that seems a little high to me but i am not sure? And how can i get it to go down? The vents open and theres little to no water in it!
     
  2. randerson846

    randerson846 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea 62% is to high, 50% is about right, do u have sponges or anything in, because they can cause high humidity?
     
  3. tim21

    tim21 Out Of The Brooder

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    No there's nothing in it that would make it high? Barely any water even!
     
  4. randerson846

    randerson846 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    U could put a small fan beside the vent to put it down, I have heard of people who this has worked for
     
  5. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    62% is high for incubation. (I run on average, between 30-40%.) First do you know if your hygrometer is accurate? If so, I would start by taking out all the water and as long as the humidity stays above 25%, starting with a dry incubation and monitoring your air cells. As long as your air cells are progressing at the right rate, and your humidity stays above that 25% (30% is better), then you don't need to worry about adding water until lockdown. If your humidity w/o water runs on the low side, I would just dampen sponge and set it in there and not worry about filling the wells until lockdown.
     
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    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    If your hygrometer is accurate and running dry is still too high you can put rice or unpopped popcorn in it to absorb the moisture.
     

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