humidity...thought i was doing it right. now...????

Fluffy-Butt-Farms

Songster
10 Years
Aug 4, 2009
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1
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Central Florida
ok, i've been running my humidity at 38-40 percent which is about as high as i can get it without going overboard. i figured that since i was told to run it around 35 percent, i was doing good.

then, i had someone tell me to run it at 40-45 percent, so figured, ok, i'm at 40, i'm still doing good.

now i just had someone tell me that in florida i need it running at 60 percent and 90 percent at lockdown. HUH?
i thought it was 65-70 at lockdown.

can someone please give me an a clue? now i'm really confused.

this is an LG with a fan that i have to constantly tweek all day long because it refuses to hold a temp. (can we say, buying a new hova tonight?) one day, it will run perfectly around 99.5-100.3 all day, then the next day...whamo....we're either at 98.? or 101.? I'm just praying to god a least a few of these guys make it.

*edited because my spelling is bad*
 
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Elite Silkies

Crowing
10 Years
Jun 17, 2009
5,410
55
251
Oklahoma
My Coop
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If your using an LG with still air temperature should be at 102

I run my humidity at 40-50% first 18 days and the last 3 I run it at 65-73%.

Hope this helps.
 

Rogue_Woman

Songster
11 Years
May 12, 2008
166
0
129
NC
I run my LG still air at 100 even at the wire, and usually around 35% humidity till day 18, when I bump to 60%. No problems here!
 

Chicken Chat

Crowing
12 Years
Jul 19, 2009
858
163
251
Southern Illinois
What is your room temp and humidity? That may account for the temperature fluxuations in the incubator. I try to keep the humidity in my incubator, with a fan, around 40% for the first 18 days with my room humidity at about 50%. You can also check your air cells with one of the charts that are out there, let the egg tell you how it is doing.
 

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