humidity problem

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dadsgirl, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. dadsgirl

    dadsgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a dry air incubator and am trying to stabalize it for my next hatch, i can get the temp correct, but cannot get the humidity over 28% ---i live in florida, and want to know if anyone knows how i may improve this. i am doing dry incubation. from a article i read. any help would be great.

    angie
     
  2. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Well, with dry incubation you usually dont add water unless the hum falls under 25%

    Do you have any water in the bator now ??
     
  3. dadsgirl

    dadsgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for replying,
    i read the instructions and it said the humidity needed to be 50% at the beginning, without any water i can only get to 28% - if i add some water i have got up to 33%, i am like u if it is dry incubation it seems there would be no water at the beginning, but in the article on day 18 you add water to get it up to 75%.

    would you tell me how you do your incubation, and how your hatch rate is , maybe i should dry a different way.

    thanks so much for your help
     
  4. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

    Apr 21, 2007
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    I add just a little water and keep it around 25-35%. After day 18 I try to keep it at 40-50%. Once the hatching starts I bump it up to 60-70%. Seems to work pretty good.
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Put a humidifier in the room with the bator. Also put a clean wet sponge inside the bator to increase the water surface area. That should work.
     
  6. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Quote:For dry incubation you dont want the hum 50%..... Have you read this info? https://www.backyardchickens.com/LC-DryIncubation.htm

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    "dry incubate" and keep my hum right around 35% day 1-18 (its ok if you have to add a little water to get it up in to the 30's) Just remember to add a little water at a time and give it time to go up before adding more !! Your goal should be 30%-40%

    On day 18 I add more water to up my hum to 60%-65% - depending on the weather I somtimes have to put a few wet (new) sponges in there also !! IMO, 75% seems high to me !!

    Where did you read the info on dry incubation ???

    Also like MP said.... If you put a humidifier in the room that might raise the hum without having to add water, But again it's ok to add a little water for dry incubation !!
     
  7. dadsgirl

    dadsgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks so much for the information i am going to try it your way and see what happens, do you keep your vent plugs out until day 18?
    and does your temp run lower in the am?
    i seem to have problems with that also.
    and i also read for no air incub to keep temp at 101 . is this correct or incorrect??

    thanks so much for your help.
     
  8. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Quote:What type of bator do you have ?? Im guessing a LG ??

    Day 1-18 I keep 1 plug out and then on day 18 when I up the hum I take the other plug out

    Still air 101-102 I find if I keep my temp at 101.5 ish it wont drop below 100 during the night. The best thing is to have the bator in a room where the temp stays the same !!
     

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