Humidity tips

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by GoingQuackers, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. GoingQuackers

    GoingQuackers Out Of The Brooder

    OK y'all, it's hatch week at my house! Today is day 23 & I'm hatching mallards, so I'm working hard to be prepared for hatching. I incubated in a LG forced air incubator with turners & I'm going to move them to a LG still air for hatching, which I am running now & trying to fine-tune temp & humidity before taking the eggs out of the turners & getting ready for lockdown. Here's my dilemma: I can't get the humidity to go above 50% in the still-air hatching bator to save my life! My air vents on the top are open. I have tried filling the reservoir & adding a small (think large restaurant condiment cup size) dish of warm water. I even tried a saucer of warm water to increase surface area, but the highest reading I've gotten is 51%. Although I question the accuracy of the Walmart hygrometer, I still think it's pretty close to being correct because I don't have fogging in the windows one bit. Any suggestions??? I would be grateful for any ideas!
     
  2. creaturelife

    creaturelife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    try closing the air vents it should work them open them just a little bit but not a alot should bring it up for you hope it works
     
  3. GoingQuackers

    GoingQuackers Out Of The Brooder

    That definitely worked! I moved the hygrometer a little as well, and it seems my humidity is higher near the center vs. near the edge where it was before. Thank you for the helpful pointer!
     
  4. creaturelife

    creaturelife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you welcome i talk to guy along time ago about hatching egg and that is what he told me to do and he said to never open the vent all the way
     

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