Humidity in a hova-bator genesis?

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

  1. nicholasall

    nicholasall Hatching

    Jul 31, 2013
    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

    Dec 9, 2007
    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!

  3. Framac

    Framac Songster

    May 5, 2009
    New Berlin
    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%.


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