Humidity in a Hoverbator 1588

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by aqhaktberry3, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. aqhaktberry3

    aqhaktberry3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What should the humidity for hatching chicken eggs be in a Hoverbator 1588 with a fan? Also how do you lower the humidity? Thanks!
     
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  2. TaLani

    TaLani ~ Gemini Chick ~

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    Everyone's humidity tends to be a little different depending on where you live. You'll have to do several hatches and see what humidity works best where you live. But, this is how I do mine in NC: I keep my humidity levels between 40 - 50% (usually on the low side of those) from day 1 thru 18. Then, I bump the humidity to 60 - 70% for the last 3 days by filling all the wells.
     
  3. aqhaktberry3

    aqhaktberry3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you lower the humidity?
     
  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Remove some or all the water, don't open the bator very often. Any time you make a change, give it at least 4-6 hours to really adjust.

    That's a good incubator.
     
  5. Bluemoon420

    Bluemoon420 The Rooster Queen

    Quote:I just went thru this yesterday. After a small revelation ( and remembering I was told earlier ) You can remove one of the plugs to lower the humidity. Once I did that, the humidity was right where I needed it. The temp didn't drop, just the humidity. It's been holding steady ever since.

    Bluemoon
     
  6. aqhaktberry3

    aqhaktberry3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What should the humidity be for EE's eggs? I live in FL.
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I actually run my incubators with none of the plugs in, this makes it easier to adjust the humidity when hatch time comes.

    Humidity does greatly depend on where you live, I usually run mine at about 35%, unless it's quail or ducks, then it's at least 50%. But that's what works for me, might not be the same for you.

    Normally, I just let mine dry out on its own, unless the humidity is really high, but I haven't had to add water to either incubator for a month at least, and it's been about 35-40% the whole time. The only one that needs water is the hatcher. [​IMG]
     
  8. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Humidity range is the same for all chicken breeds. It's ducks, geese and the such that needs different humidity levels from chicken breeds.
     

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