Humidity?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Leo1, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. Leo1

    Leo1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I don't have any way to measure the humidity. I read that you want to see condensation on the windows the last 3 days. Is that right? Or do I want to keep it at just the point before condensation appears?
    Thanks!
     
  2. leirob007

    leirob007 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have yet to have any condensation on my view windows.
    just don;t dehydrate them and don't drown them and you'll be fine.
     
  3. Leo1

    Leo1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my first time, so I have no idea if I'm doing either of those things. I also have eggs that were set on different days so I don't want to drown the younger one's. I have a broody hen I can stick some under. I'm nervous because I don't really know what I'm doing yet.
     
  4. wsonphan80

    wsonphan80 Out Of The Brooder

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    Are you just setting your eggs or are you in lockdown? There are cheap hygrometers you can buy at your local feed store, pet store, or walmart for $5. That's what I use and I haven't had a problem with them. I do notice condensation in the lower corners of my Brinsea during lockdown (75-85% humidity) though. Hope all goes well!
     
  5. wsonphan80

    wsonphan80 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just started hatching too and I've had 3 successful hatches out of my Brinsea Eco20 so far. I just set another batch a few days ago and will be setting more on Sunday. I've heard some incubators can be touchy and if you don't monitor humidity properly you can have hatching problems. I guess you could put the eggs under a broody hen but there is no guarantee she won't abondon them. Personally I'd get a hygrometer and provide the perfect invironment for them. Plus, it's so fun to watch them hatch! [​IMG]
     
  6. wsonphan80

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    *environment. LOL
     
  7. Leo1

    Leo1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A few are in lock down. I saw some rocking this morning, but nothing since about one. I'm getting a bit worried.
     

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