Humidity in LG

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by IggiMom, May 5, 2009.

  1. IggiMom

    IggiMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2009
    West Virginia
    I am on day 19 in the LG, so I am trying to keep the humidity up. It is around 40%.

    How can I get it higher?

    I have the little troughs filled, I have two wet sponges in there. I have several small jars of water (open) in there.

    What else can I do?[​IMG]
     
  2. jhart101

    jhart101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi IggiMom...I am on day 20 with 6 Silkie eggs in an LG. I went to Michael's craft store and bought a "little bag" of sea sponges (hold a large amount of water for size) for 2.99. Soaked all 6 sponges and placed in the LG...humidity went from 40-44 to 70-73 with in an hour.
    My understanding is it's surface area not volume to increase humidity...I may be wrong!!! But this worked for me and was cheap. Best of luck!

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    Last edited: May 5, 2009
  3. Darin115

    Darin115 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get a spray bottle and mist it in the bator. That will do it.

    Darin
     
  4. IggiMom

    IggiMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2009
    West Virginia
    Ok, thanks folks. I shall try both things.

    There have been a couple unfortunately temp drops and one spike to 102. This is my first time hatching with an incubator.

    But I am going to assume they are alive and give it my best shot so long as there is hope.

    Catherine
     
  5. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    MI
    I always toss in a soaked washcloth. clean of course [​IMG]
     
  6. chicksgalore

    chicksgalore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think 102 is enough to kill the peeps. And I don't know how much your temps dropped but I did a hatch with a LG 2 months ago and my temp sometimes went down to 93-ish. My eggs (well 14 out of 25) still hatched.
     
  7. IggiMom

    IggiMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2009
    West Virginia
    My temp went down to 94. Trouble is, I am not sure for how long, because I was away for the weekend.

    So I am still quite hopeful, and thank you for the kind words.
     

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