Humidity won't go up!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tortega18, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. tortega18

    tortega18 Chirping

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    I need help! My little giant 6300 won't go up 43% I filled all the channels and put a wet sponge in there. I don't have a second thermometer humidity reader so I don't know if the gauge on the incubator is correct :(
    The temp is 101. Today is day 19 and I removed the egg turner yesterday. I placed the non stick mat on the bottom but water was coming through a little bit so I added another layer. Is this maybe why the humidity isn't going up? It's too thick layering? I also removed the plug from the top of the incubator and I think it's allowing too much air in so the humidity keeps going down but I know they need the oxygen to hatch and not suffocate. What do I do to raise the humidity???
     

  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    First the double layer of liner could cut down on the humidity if it's not leaving space for moisture. Considering you're in Florida though, I would venture to guess the reading on the bator (assuming it's a 9300) is off. If you have all channels full and a sponge in there, it's got to be past 43% I can reach 43 with just sponges. If it's still air, you should be able to hit way above that easily.

    If you see condensation, you know that you have more than you need.

    If you hatch again I highly suggest independant therms and hygrometers. The 9300 display is known to be off.
     
  3. tortega18

    tortega18 Chirping

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    I haven't seen condensation. It's day 19, am I able to take the eggs out again to remove one layer of liner? Or I absolutely can't at this point
     
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    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    You have no pips, so there is absolutely no threat to removing them long enough to fix the liner.
     
  5. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Unless you drop one of course. [​IMG]
     
  6. tortega18

    tortega18 Chirping

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    Ok thanks!!
     
  7. Missypipping

    Missypipping In the Brooder

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    I kept the plugs in my Little Giant incubator. I added water to the channels and the humidity is only 47% and I'm on day 18 in lockdown. What can I do, I'm desperate. Any pointers??
     

  8. MadChickenMama

    MadChickenMama Songster

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    I'm definitely not an expert but I've seen plenty of people who get sponges, cut them into smaller pieces and wet them and put them in the incubator. They all say it really helps.
     
  9. Missypipping

    Missypipping In the Brooder

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    I just tried that, it does work, thank you!
     
  10. Missypipping

    Missypipping In the Brooder

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    I took my bantam eggs in with my brooder because I have eggs that are in lock down and these aren't so I put them with the broody. It took her about an hour in quite chilly weather to tuck them. Will that weather for that long damage the eggs?
     

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