Humidity on forced air incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by indigo flats, Jan 31, 2017.

  1. indigo flats

    indigo flats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am looking on what percent to try to stabilize the humidity in a forced air incubator. Also what is the minimum and maximum it can fluctuate from the ideal percent you are trying to stabilize it at.
     
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    I use dry incubation, which in my opinion is the best method for hatching eggs.

    Basically, for the first 18 days, unless you are in a very dry area, you don't add water. I keep the humidity between 28%-38% (use the vent plug). You probably won't have a perfectly stable humidity. Mine tends to fluctuate within a good range over the days.

    For lockdown, I up it to 55%-65%, but you can go all the way up to 70%-75%.
     
  3. bk15

    bk15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of bator do you use??
     
  4. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    I use Hovabator Genesis 1588. Great incubator for beginners especially; easy to set up and control.
     
  5. bk15

    bk15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alright thank u I will look up that bator[​IMG][​IMG]
     

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