humidity???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kyrose, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    Melbourne,Ky.
    ive got 3 in lock down and cant get the humidity higher then 41.ive got a still air styrofoam(spell?) all 3 wells are full,2 wet sponges and a small container filled with water.im using a brand new therm. w/a hygrometer w/ a new battery.temps are staying between 101 and 102.any ideas?
    thanks for any advice
     
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Sounds like you have a falty guage. Do you have condensation on the glass?
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I agree, sounds like your hygrometer is bad.
     
  4. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    Melbourne,Ky.
    no condensation on the glass
     
  5. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    You are definately below 80% then.... Whats the outside humidity?
     
  6. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    Melbourne,Ky.
    not sure thats the only hygrometer ive got.id love to keep the eggs in here but do you think i should put them under my broody hen? shes sitting on 3 that hatch the same time as these.
     
  7. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Looked it up. Where you are the humidity is 55% today. Heated to 100 degrees that should put the incubator at about 25% to 30% with no water in the incubator. The amount of water you have should have it up above 60%. An becouse you dont have condensation you know it is not above 80%. So an educated guess makes me think you are ok. But thats far from being sure.
     
  8. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    Melbourne,Ky.
    Quote:rebel, thanks for checking for me.i appreciate it.you think i should risk it or put them out under the broody?
     
  9. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    If they were my eggs I would risk it but if they were shipped egg I dont know what I would do.
     
  10. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    Melbourne,Ky.
    they are mine so i guess ill cross my fingers.they are due to hatch thurs.rebel thanks so much for your help.
     

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