Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jj ranch, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. jj ranch

    jj ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2009
    we have a hova-bator still air, on day 15. we hand turn 2xday. anyway there is a tray for water on first half you fill until 3 days before you fill the other tray plus the first one to raise humidity. my question is, i fill the first one half way and just fill as needed, is this enough? i probably am worrying for nothing im sure. things seem to be going well i just thought i would ask the pros!! [​IMG] i just cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG]
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Do you have a Hygrometer to measure your humidity levels?

    I use Thermometer/Hygrometers from Wal-mart. Accurites or Springfields.

    These are the ranges work best for me. Day 1 thru 18 - 40 to 50%

    Day 19 thru 21 - 60 to 70% range
  3. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 15, 2008
    Increasing the depth of the water has little impact on humidity. It's the surface area or amount of water in contact with the air that increases humidity. Adding a thin layer of water to every opening in the tray should add more humidity than filling the middle section all the way up even though the second way is actually more water. In short it doesn't really matter if you don't keep the tray completely full or not so long as the sides are straight and don't get wider as you go up. Some of the small sections along the edge of my hovabator tray have a sloped end and in that case adding more water to those does impact humidity because as the water level goes up it spreads out.
  4. jj ranch

    jj ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2009
    thanks so much guys [​IMG]

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