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Humidity issue...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Godiva, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. Godiva

    Godiva Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I took the turner out yesterday and filled the two appropriate reservoirs of the plastic tray with water. But I am only getting a humidity of 61%. SO this morning I took out the vent plug and put a little water in one of the other troughs in the tray. What is the ideal humidity for these guys? I heard between 65 and 70% relative humidity? Would it be ok to open and put in a sponge next to the eggs ? I know I am not supposed to open the bator from now til hatch but I need to get the humidity right too... What do you think? I have a Genesis 1588...
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I always put a wet sponge in a butter tub lid into the hatcher when they come out of the turner. It's a judgement call on whether you want to open it up and quickly stick it in now. If you do that now, be sure and wet it wth very warm water...not cold.
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I use a very thick clean sock soaked in warm water. Boosts it up no time at all.
     
  4. championny

    championny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a very thick clean sock soaked in warm water. Boosts it up no time at all.

    That's what I did. It helps greatly. Thanks MissPrissy. I though I was being strange by doing that! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2008

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