10 Years
Jan 17, 2010
Wittmann, AZ
This is my second year now of hatching. I see a lot of people struggling with humidity. I don't struggle at all! I use an old washcloth fold it in half & then again, placing it right under one of the red plugs. Then as I need I just add a little warm water to the cloth. I put mine in this morning at 5:30 to raise my humidity up to 70%, it is now 10:00 at night & my humidity hasn't budged. I use warm water, and when doing chicks I get it good and wet then squeeze wring it out before placing it inside. For ducks I place it then douse it with warm water till I see it float a tad on top.

I hope this helps someone out there!


8 Years
Apr 30, 2011
Magnolia, TX
Great idea! I am going into my last week of my 2nd hatch. The first one I put paper towels in, but they dried out too fast! I'm going to try the wash cloth this time, plus turn the fan off for lockdown. A few were dried in last I'm guessing it was because of humidity...
Thanks for the tip!

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