Humidity question

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  1. Chickiebabyfluff

    Chickiebabyfluff Yappette in Training

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    My humidity keeps going from 43-52 it was staying around 47 on my digital hygrometer(spelling?).....do i need to be worried about it not staying steady? First hatch :eek:) Candled on day 8 and out of 21 only one dud! [​IMG] How can i make it more steady if tht is the case [​IMG]
     
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  2. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No. Mine went from 40-50 with an average of 44. It was good.
     
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Where is your bator located? If it is in the kitchen or bathroom, the humidity is going to rise and fall. Also, if your furnace is running periodiocally, the humidity level in the house will cause a difference in the bator. I keep my bator in a small storage room. That way I can shut the door to keep the temp and humidity from fluctuating so much. How often are you adding water? I don't know what you are trying to maintain at, I do 55% but if you are going for say 50%, the minute it drops to 48% add a little water. I use a 35ml syringe and when my bator drops, I will add like 15ml. It will bring it right back up. After you do it a while, you will get pretty familiar of how much water you will need to add. Good luck.
    Oh and congrats on a great fertility rate. [​IMG]
     
  4. Chickiebabyfluff

    Chickiebabyfluff Yappette in Training

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    Bator is in the living room where temps tend to stay pretty steady.....i add water everytime it goes 45 or below i add a lil at a time till it comes back up to 47-50 I like the syringe idea i will give tht a try it has held steady at 47% until this week it has started goin up then down and such
     
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    That is really good humidity levels. Leave it alone!!!
     
  6. Chickiebabyfluff

    Chickiebabyfluff Yappette in Training

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    thank you craptastic i won't bother it :eek:)[​IMG]:weee [​IMG]
     
  7. chickenfeverforever

    chickenfeverforever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was going to agree with Debi....Your humidity is fine. I let mine go down to 20 before I add a little bit of water.
     
  8. chickenfeverforever

    chickenfeverforever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She called you "Craptasitc"....[​IMG]
     
  9. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Yeah I know. I need to friend that one on FB.
     
  10. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

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    Lol. I snickered
     

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