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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by StarLover21, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Songster

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    Hi,
    How do you tell how humid it is in your incubator? How do you make it humid?
    Thanks!
     

  2. hdowden

    hdowden Crowing

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    get a hydrometer, or what ever its called lol, from a pet store or were ever you can find one at. use water, if its bought i'm sure it has channels to put the water in, if its home made a clean sanatized jar with a clean sponge sticking out of it works good i'm using paper towels under the wire rack to increase humidity in mine for lockdown as just filling up the channels in the incubator wasnt working at all...what type of incubator are you using?
     
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2011
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    My Coop
    Here is what I use.

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  4. Duramaxgirl

    Duramaxgirl Songster

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    Quote:I want that! Where did you get it and how much??? Thanks!
     
  5. Gypsy07

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    Quote:I want that! Where did you get it and how much??? Thanks!

    I think there's a clue on the gadget. The bit that says 'IncubatorWarehouse.com'... [​IMG]
     
  6. Arielle

    Arielle Crowing

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    DH bought a readily available hygrometer from Walmart. Going for cheap.

    I keep a log of both %RH and temp inside the incubator and outside the incubator (in the room) because the room environment will effect the incubator environment.

    CMOM should a great way to increase humidity; for a higher increase, I use the whole sponge which I need for turkey eggs. USe what works for you to reach the humidity you want. I have used 4 baby food jars with sponges during a very dry spell. Be sure to keep the eggs cannot lean on the wet surfaces.
     

  7. Duramaxgirl

    Duramaxgirl Songster

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    Quote:I want that! Where did you get it and how much??? Thanks!

    I think there's a clue on the gadget. The bit that says 'IncubatorWarehouse.com'... [​IMG]

    Ok now I feel dumb... I was just looking at the probe thingymajig and didn't see that part. Thanks [​IMG]
     
  8. lswatson111304

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    I bought one today at walmart for $7. It doesn't have a probe though.
    It does temp and humidity.
     
  9. lipreader

    lipreader In the Brooder

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    I have two of them from incubator warehouse, they work fine...but there is no way that probe fits in the vent hole of an LG or Hovabator. I slip the cord under the lid.
     

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