Humidity, or lack thereof

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by EdistoChicks, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. EdistoChicks

    EdistoChicks Songster

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    I am using a hand-me-down styrofoam incubator. I had great results so I decided to try again. This time I bought a hygrometer. No matter what I do it is only reading 50% humidity. They have been in there for 5 days. I have pieces of sponge in there moistened, and the water channels filled. What else can I do?
     
  2. justuschickens59

    justuschickens59 VA Royal Blues

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    I have no luck with moistened sponge pieces. I wet a couple of pieces of paper towels with warm/hot water and put them in while they are sopping wet. This always boosts my humidity, but keep a close eye on it - it can jump up high pretty quickly.
     
  3. steelersfan43

    steelersfan43 Songster

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    When I have trouble with the humidity staying up, I put in some old hand towels in there and get them wet, works great! Good luck [​IMG]
     

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