Humidity issue with a LG 9200

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 4roosandahen, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. 4roosandahen

    4roosandahen In the Brooder

    Feb 26, 2008
    My Coop
    Hi all,
    I am still new here and was wondering if I could get some help with my LG. I can't get my humidity past 28% in my bator?? I have water in the wells and a sponge what else can I do? [​IMG] Also, am I going to damage my eggs by opening it to turn them? I am wonering because the temp always goes to the lower 90's when I do this. I trying to keep it at a temp between 100 and 102(it is a still air) and I am on day 2 right now.
    Thanks for helping a newbie,
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2008
  2. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    Your hygrometer might be off on the readings. only poured a little water in mine and it's reading 54% with a reading of 85 on a wet bulb thermometer. I would get a second hygrometer to test with.
  3. mcg30_40

    mcg30_40 Songster

    Jan 2, 2008
    I'm on my first batch of trying to hatch eggs also. I too have a LG 9200. My humidity stays around 50% and temp around 100. You aren't going to hurt them by opening to turn them (a hen gets off the eggs to eat). I only turn mine twice a day and leave them alone otherwise. I read somewhere to get the humidity up try putting water in a small bathroom cup.
    the above is the site I was given to read that gave me alot of general info...
  4. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Songster

    Dec 18, 2007
    I'd also suggest getting a second hygrometer and if it's still low try using a room humidifier to increase humidity in your home.
  5. 4roosandahen

    4roosandahen In the Brooder

    Feb 26, 2008
    My Coop
    ahh the hygrometer is to blame [​IMG] Thats got to be it.... it can't be me [​IMG] <grin>

    No, really I guess I will go pick another one up at Wally World on Thur and see what it says.

  6. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Try keeping a small humidifer or a childrens cool vaporizer in the room too...Thats what I have to do when I hatch in the winter time....You won't hurt your temps by turning the eggs it will come right back up when you are finished...Don't worry bunches about your humidity just try for the 40 to 50% the first 18 days.....

    Try a second hygrometer and or a fresh battery in the one you have...

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