Humidity levels?

Puresilk

Songster
9 Years
Apr 23, 2010
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I read all this about checking and changing humidity, but my incubator does not have a guage for humidity, how would I change it, and how would I know what to change it to and when to change it??? It just has a thermometer in it....I have been keeping it right at 100 degrees
 

fowlmamma

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Jan 4, 2010
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you have to buy a hygrometer ( sold at walmart) and you have to monitor yourself . i bought the digital ones they have the temp on it to. humidity is huge factor in a successful hatch
 

Puresilk

Songster
9 Years
Apr 23, 2010
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But how do you change the humidity without changing temperature? Do all incubators require humidity guages?
 
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Puresilk

Songster
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Apr 23, 2010
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the incubator has a couple pencil sized holes in the top (custom holes I believe), and several smaller holes in the bottom, does that have anything to do with it?
 

fowlmamma

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Jan 4, 2010
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there should be a red plug on top . if the humidity is to high take the plug out until the desired level is reached if to low just add some water.
 

Smoky73

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To change humidity, you do not change the temp, you just add or reduce amount of water in the bottom of the tray. Humidity is extremely important to a successful hatch.
 

Puresilk

Songster
9 Years
Apr 23, 2010
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No red plug. I asked a friend of mine last night that used to raise a lot of chickens, and he said some of the smaller styrofoam incubators (this one included) never had a humidity guage. He said he never used a humidity guage, just make sure it doesnt run dry, and he hatched hundreds of chicks?
 

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