humidity in brinsea oct 20

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Lighthear, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. Lighthear

    Lighthear Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 30, 2010
    Elkhorn, WI
    Hi All,
    I'm setting my runner duck eggs today in my brand new Brinsea Oct 20 with auto cradle. I'm a first timer and was wondering how you all monitor the humidity. As I do research I understand the importance of humidity, but am not sure how best to monitor- fill the water tubes and let the machine do it's thing, get a hygrometer or do the weighing and calculations?
    Wish me luck!
  2. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    Hi, I have the octagon eco 20, and I just buckled and bought a cheapo hygrometer. I've had the incubator for two years now, and my hatches have varied from 80% to 50% success rate.. I attribute the poorer hatches to humidity. I have a batch in he bator now, due to hatch on the 20th. Hopefully the hygrometer helps. Have you downloaded the brinsea manual? It can tell you where to set the vent and how much water to put in for duck eggs. But, my hygrometer cost me $3, so, i would recommend getting one. It won't hurt, and can only help.

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