Humidity trouble

johnj16

In the Brooder
8 Years
Feb 19, 2011
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Utah
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
 

abi24

Chirping
9 Years
Jul 6, 2010
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5
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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.
 

Tiramisu

Got Mutts
12 Years
May 3, 2008
2,341
5
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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.
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