Humidity problems.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jferlisi, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
    So im having a problem increasing my humidity, its only at 16%. I have a large cake pan filled with water in my homemade incubator and it has a sponge and some paper towels along with a mug with a fish tank heater in it, but still no luck. I know you can do a dry hatch and thats what i keep getting from a friend but if i cant get it above 25% before i start, i wont be able to get over that when i go into lockdown and then ill have a problem. Any help please.
     
  2. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Right. You will have to try to get it up.
     
  3. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
    Quote:I know thats my problem.
     
  4. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wet paper towels may help.
     
  5. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    I find a wet clean wash clothe seems to work the best when trying to get the humidity up, try placing a couple very wet ones in each corner.
    Good luck. I also do dry incubation until the last 3 days. [​IMG]
     
  6. KandiandJerry

    KandiandJerry Chillin' With My Peeps

    try a clean wash rag with warm water on it pretty wet that should boost it
     
  7. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I know thats my problem.

    Teehee!


    Sorry, I can't add anything helpful to the discussion as I have no experience. I can just sit here and giggle like a 13 year old boy.
     
  8. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
    Thanks for the suggestions, i would do a dry hatch but i have been told for a dry you still need at least 25% i only have 16%.
     
  9. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you calibrated your hygrometer? As in, are you sure the 16% figure is accurate?
     

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