Humidity problems

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Lachy390, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. Lachy390

    Lachy390 New Egg

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    This is my first time incubating eggs and I am having problems with getting the right humidity. have researched about how to get the humidity up and i still cant get it past 40%. Can someone please share their ways of getting the humidity higher and when it has to be at what percentage I would be so grateful!
     
  2. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    Have you checked the problem is the humidity and not what reading your hygrometer is telling you is the humidity?

    My borrowed incubator was quite badly un calibrated when I checked.

    Oh and look up dry incubation. May be a better solution if you are going to be restricted by how high you can get it. Though I'm pretty sure 45% is all you need for regular incubating so you are pretty close.

    I downloaded a hatching calendar for the kids to mark off and it says
    Day 1-17 temp 99-101 humidity 45%
    Day 18 onwards increase humidity to 60-65%
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2014

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