Humidity??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Barnyard, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    I am having to add water to my bator twice a day to keep the humidity between 40%-50%.
    Is that normal to have to do that? Anyone have any experiance with this??
     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2008
  2. marcuscarr

    marcuscarr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I depends on how dry your house is. If that is what it take to stay at 40-50% on days 1-18, then you are being successful =]

    Marcus
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yup, it could be if your house is dry. I have already added a humidifier to a room during dry seasons here to keep the humidity proper for incubation. Be creative..add a water bowl or use both troughs or something. Anything to avoid opening twice a day. Not that it would hurt anything, but to reduce your time dealing with it.

    Jody
     
  4. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    does a hunidifier help? also I am not using both trough's and I only put a syringe(sp?) full of water in there each time. If I fill the trough up the humidity is to high.
     
  5. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    also how to I keep it stable through the night??
     
  6. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    A humidifier does help...I have had to use one the last two times I hatched cause it was winter and the house was dry...I kept it close to where my incubator was set up in the kitchen...
     
  7. Kaneke

    Kaneke Chillin' With My Peeps

    one way to raise humidity in your house, is to get one of those tabletop "serenity" fountains ... seems like all the stores have them, variety stores, chain drug stores, dollar stores, etc etc

    a bonus, if you have cats, they prefer to drink out of running water, don't know why !

    or you can put moisture-loving plants nearby or even IN the fountain ! a friend raises orchids this way

    I'm thinking, running one of those near your incubator would help ...

    Candy
     
  8. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    Thanks everyone!
     

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