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Humidity in Bator...EXCELLENT INFO HERE! EVERYONE SHOULD READ THIS!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kryptoniteqhs, Dec 16, 2008.

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  1. kryptoniteqhs

    kryptoniteqhs Rosecomb Rich

    Nov 14, 2008
    Perris, CA
    I have about 15 eggs in the bator and WAS gonna add 3 more in a little bit, but I added some water to my bator and the humidity jumped up to about 58% and I dont know how to get it down with out taking all the eggs out and then lifting up the mesh to suck some water out! I dont think moving the eggs is a smart move though! Whats worse...Moving the eggs or Having high humidity??
     
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  2. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    What's wrong with humidity in the 50's? That's where I run mine most of the time and higher during the last 3 days and the hatch. I'm afraid I don't see the problem.
     
  3. kryptoniteqhs

    kryptoniteqhs Rosecomb Rich

    Nov 14, 2008
    Perris, CA
    well thats good to know....i always heard not to let is get past 50.....and not below 25...mine usually hovers in the 30s...so even if this is ok...is it bad because its waaaay off from normal
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    No it's fine like it is. If you want to get it to come down some, take the vent plugs out. It won't stay that high to harm anything. the 'normal' range for humidity is about 50-60%, it's just that most people use the dry incubation method.
     
  5. kryptoniteqhs

    kryptoniteqhs Rosecomb Rich

    Nov 14, 2008
    Perris, CA
    ok well which one is best lol??? and both the plugs are always out...thats what those same people told me to do!!

    update::: it just hit 60 and im worried if i got to bed (REALLY sleep deprived bc of this crud!) i will wake up and it will be 70 or 80...im so tired i barely even care i just want to SLEEP FOR ONCE!!!!!!!
     
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  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Just leave it, it should be fine. If you want you can take a paper towel and stick it through the wire. It will suck it up pretty fast. It wouldn't hurt them to take them out so you can remove some water. You just need to be careful that you don't roll them around a lot.

    ETA: What day are you on?
     
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  7. kryptoniteqhs

    kryptoniteqhs Rosecomb Rich

    Nov 14, 2008
    Perris, CA
    day 6...well now bc of the time technically 7
     
  8. kryptoniteqhs

    kryptoniteqhs Rosecomb Rich

    Nov 14, 2008
    Perris, CA
    oh and some of them are on day one
     
  9. Jamie821

    Jamie821 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you need to get your humidity down. Very carefully take your eggs out and place in a egg carton then remove some water from the bator and put the eggs back in. It wont hurt them to take them out as long as you dont drop or shake or bang them around. That high of humidity is a problem. Make sure you put eggs big end up in the carton
     
  10. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:That high of humidity would not make much difference for a day or so. If the OP were keeping it that high constantly, then it would be a problem.
     
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