humidity!??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kikidee, May 30, 2011.

  1. kikidee

    kikidee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My humidity says 47% and I filled my still air incubator's middle trough with warm water a day ago. It should be higher right? How do i get the humidity to go up!? My temperature is 100.5. Sorry if you have heard this, I put a lot of questions on my other post but no one responded and I am very desperate to get some answers..

    Thanks for any help,
    -Kiki
     
  2. Ms.Frizzle

    Ms.Frizzle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could put a sponge in the bottom to increase surface area. that should help raise it.
     
  3. kikidee

    kikidee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    on the bottom where the eggs are? alright, im so nervous, thank you though.
     
  4. Christie Rhae

    Christie Rhae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am preparing to incubate eggs for the first time. I have been reading all kinds of stuff and getting myself all freaked out. I just read this today... dry incubation
    I printed it off and highlighted the important stuff I want to be able to refer to quickly. I think I am gonna go with this method. It makes a lot of sense.
     
  5. Ms.Frizzle

    Ms.Frizzle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, under them where the water pan/lip is. You don't want to get water on the eggs, it can cool them, or mess with the oxygen exchange.
     
  6. CatDaddyAlbert

    CatDaddyAlbert NoFeathersRuffled

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    I used still airs for years and if you are going with wet hatches then that is about right. In my 1588's I am now doing dry at about 35% because of the outside are brought in (Delaware is Humdid) and increased my hatches to almost 90%. Does not work for everyone and you will get a million opinions but it sure works for me.
     
  7. Christie Rhae

    Christie Rhae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I just got my hova bator 1588 and my humidity in the house is over 50%. I am practicing right now on keeping the humidity around 30ish%. I am glad to hear someone is having success with this method using same incubator as me.
     
  8. llaaadyel

    llaaadyel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am trying my first dry hatch. I have to say it is hard to get out of the habit of worrying about the humidity in the incubator. I use a hovabator still air. I have never had any problems with temperature, but I did have a little spike last night which I am hoping will not affect the hatch. We will see how it works out.

    Elke
     

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