humidity question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kyrose, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    Melbourne,Ky.
    ive got a still air styrofoam bator.im getting ready to set eggs tomorrow.i have no water in it and the hygrometers (ive got 2 in there )are reading around 55.how is that possible with no water?
    thanks,terri
     
  2. Chipper

    Chipper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jan 12, 2009
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    With no water in the incubator you are probably getting the same humidity reading as the air outside of the incubator.Check it and I bet it's about the same.Good luck with your hatch. [​IMG]
     
  3. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    Melbourne,Ky.
    is that ok?
    thanks
     
  4. Chipper

    Chipper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It may be a little high,I like around 45% the fist 18 days but I think you should be OK.To get it lower right now you would probably have to dehumidify the room or move the bator to a drier area.I would not worry to much just yet.Enjoy your hatch and try not to drive yourself nuts. [​IMG]
     
  5. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    Melbourne,Ky.
    Quote:me go nuts?[​IMG]
     
  6. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Did you calibrate your hygrometer? That sounds pretty high, especially for winter (with the furnace on).... I would check with another hygrometer, and be sure to calibrate them.
    Humidity is controversial. Many say it depends on the altitude where you live. I use 30 -35% during incubation, and 60 - 65% during the last 3 hatching days.
     
  7. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    Melbourne,Ky.
    i calibrated both hygrometers.it started to go down during the night so maybe it was just a fluke.ill have to keep a good eye on it.
     

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