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Humidity problems

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Kathryn202, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. Kathryn202

    Kathryn202 New Egg

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    Hi
    This is my very first batch of eggs, and I'm having trouble with keeping the humidity constant. I fill up the channels and then it goes up, then down in a matter of two to three hours. I'm using a Janoel 48 egg incubator.
    Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
    Thanks
     
  2. KLRA

    KLRA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you putting warm water in? The only time I had the same thing happen to me is when I put warm water in the well of my incubator instead of cold or room-temp water. How much is it dropping in 2 or 3 hours?
     
  3. Kathryn202

    Kathryn202 New Egg

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    The water is cold, straight from the tap. It varies between 7-15%
     
  4. KLRA

    KLRA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you check the lid to make sure there are no gaps or anything? Looked over the whole incubator for cracks? I'm sorry I can't be more helpful. Maybe add a jar of water with a small diameter to keep the surface area of the water small so it evaporates slower?
     
  5. cva34

    cva34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you maybe in AZ .Or inside home in cold country that heat is on most of the time humidity can get really low..cva34
     
  6. Kathryn202

    Kathryn202 New Egg

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    I'm in Australia, and the weather has been all over the place recently, with all the rain about, so the humidity is up and down. The incubator is in the shed. Now the rain is passing through I'll see if it will stay constant now.
     

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