Humidity in a hova-bator genesis?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by nicholasall, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. nicholasall

    nicholasall Hatching

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    I will be hatching some Marans eggs from this incubator in a week or so. I had two of these same incubators that I hatched in about three years ago, but I've honestly completely forgotten how to keep the humidity constant. How much water do I need to put in each day? Sorry if I sound dumb.
     
  2. Tsagirl

    Tsagirl Songster

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    Thats ok its been a while for me as well! I have a older hovabator and more then anything it is running a little hot. :( And it's circulated are too! sigh. Anyway I have just been checking the humidity everyday and making sure it stays around 30-40%. If it falls below that I just take about 4 TBS of water and see how it regulates. My hova sure is picky! LOL!

    Good luck! When are the chicks due?

    Take care!

    Theresa
     
  3. Framac

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    I have a newer one with the humidity gauge. In my currently dry air in my basement, I add 15CC's twice a day. That keeps it in the 50%-30% range.

    When it is wet in the spring, there are weeks I add nothing as it will hold at 40%.

    Framac
     

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