Humidity of incubation

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by DACIFarmGuineas, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. DACIFarmGuineas

    DACIFarmGuineas In the Brooder

    Dec 16, 2009
    Since I'm new at this I have so many questions. 1. How do I know if the humidity is at 45%? I have a still air incubator but I do have the egg turner. The company for the bator only said to add wet sponges if my water levels dropped a lot. I'm not quite buying that. But I don't know how to tell if I have reached the correct percentage. 2. Once it is time to stop turning the eggs I took them and placed them into another incubator laying on their sides, not standing up, was that correct?

    Cindi K.
  2. grammy of David

    grammy of David In the Brooder

    Jul 17, 2009
    rural Kansas
    I bought a wal-mart a thermometer with a humidity gage right with it...battery operated, so I lay it on the eggs...I only have guineas. I do between 45 % and 55% on turning, then bump up to 65% or 70% on lock down...that is when I add a sponge or 2 It was 6.50 and in the kitchen supplies.

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