Humidity question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by JeremyKSullivan, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. JeremyKSullivan

    JeremyKSullivan Chillin' With My Peeps

    128
    0
    86
    Feb 27, 2013
    Alabama
    Hello, I'm getting ready to hatch my first batch of eggs. The last piece to the puzzle is controlling humidity. As you can see from the pic, I have a large yogurt container full of water inside my incubator. The humidity is only staying at 26%. What should I do to increase and maintain a proper level?

    [​IMG]
     
  2. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

    676
    24
    136
    May 6, 2011
    Pittsburgh
    I could never figure out the humidity thing. And i didnt want to pay for a really expensive hygrometer. So i started using the dry hatch method or something similar. I dont even bother with humidity until day 15-18 then ill add a little bowl of water with a sponge to increase surface area. If there is water in the incubator then the humidity will for sure rise. If you're really worried increase the surface area of water not how much water is in there.
     
  3. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

    5,721
    623
    331
    Feb 12, 2013
    Eastern WA
    yup that is me too-[​IMG]
    my bowl is not for water it is for safety, 15 w, 8''x9'' box with lid and air holes. I just locked down and just now only put in a peanut butter lid of water, and now I wondered if I should have waited until internal pip.
     
  4. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

    5,721
    623
    331
    Feb 12, 2013
    Eastern WA
    [​IMG]
    these hatched out in feb 20, 13
     
  5. JeremyKSullivan

    JeremyKSullivan Chillin' With My Peeps

    128
    0
    86
    Feb 27, 2013
    Alabama
    Nice! Hopefully I'll have similar success! Thanks!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by