Humidity trouble

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by johnj16, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. johnj16

    johnj16 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am planning on putting the eggs in on Wednesday, two days from now. I have the Little Giant still air going and the temp is maintaining at 100.5. Having some trouble with the humidity though. When I first began heating up the incubator it read 24%. The bater has been up to temp now for three hours and the humidity is at 22%. I have the reservoirs filled with water and a damp wash cloth in the bater. What am I doing wrong? What can I do to get the humidity up?

    Thanks,

    JJ
     
  2. abi24

    abi24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm no expert but the first thing I would try would be to find a second device to read the humidity.

    Perhaps the one you are using is not correct.
     
  3. Tiramisu

    Tiramisu Got Mutts

    May 3, 2008
    Milan PA
    I agree to maybe get another humidty thing.

    I found some stuff on how to know how accurate your hygrometer reads.

    1. You can calibrate a hydrometer by mixing in a bowl 1/2 cup of salt in 1/4 cup water. Actually a couple TBSP of salt moistened with water is enough.
    2.Place bowl inside a zip lock baggie with your hydrometer. After at least 8 hours, your hygrometer should read 75%.
    3. If it says, for example 80% you know that it is reading 5% to high and then you can make adjustments in your readings

    Not sure if you want to try that or not or if it will really help. [​IMG]
     

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