humidity woes

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hooksetz, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. hooksetz

    hooksetz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 10, 2009
    Tampa Bay
    I've been setting and hatching in a little giant styrofoam model, but this last hatch I decided to hatch in my GQF 1202 hatcher. My temp. is dead on but my humidity I can't seem to break 50% . I added an extra tray of water this morning but it hasn't changed yet, any ideas on how to get it up some, they should start pipping this evening?
  2. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Quote:Sometimes the ambient RH is so low that hatchers struggle to get up to around 70% RH.

    Keep adding water trays until you run out of room rmembering that it is surface area that matters.

    If this fails .... get some filters for a hudidfier and stand them up in the water .... they wick brilliantly, because that is what they were designed to do, and Walmart carries them (any brand will do)

    Report back when all that failed [​IMG]

    Arrange things, if poss. so that the air flow passes directly over the water ... I think it does in your hatcher. Also, close most, but not all, of the vents.
  3. poulet

    poulet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2008
    Warm water will bring the humidity up quickley [​IMG] good luck

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