Humility Problem

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Lacrystol, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    OK I have not done anything different to my bator, the humility has been reading just fine until today, we are on the 9th day and all of a sudden the humity wants to rise and rise and rise. I have decreased and decrease the water, has anyone else ever had this problem?? We hit a high of 67% I have been watching it and within 5 minutes the humilty is up again, I hate to have to keep opening the incubator to decrease the water but I don't want my new babies to drown...
     
  2. Silkie Sue

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    can you open any vents
    what kind of bator is it?
     
  3. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    I have all vents opened with a fan going. I took out some more water and we seem to be stabiled again.
     
  4. dwdoc

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    Quote:What is your ambiant humidity level? This could be playing a factor. If you have vents open it - nature has a way of evening things out.
     
  5. youngbiddy

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    "Humility Problem"

    Too bad you're not a man, because if you were I'd tell you it's a congenital condition associated with the Y chromosome. As it is I have to take a pass on a great one-liner and wish you luck with your humidity. [​IMG]
     
  6. Beekercat

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    Here's hoping for a very successful hatch! [​IMG]
     
  7. 10 point

    10 point country boy

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    Here's hoping for a very successful hatch! [​IMG]

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  8. pkw

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    I have had a great hatch this time. I didn't add water to my incubator until I got ready to lockdown and I have 10 babies right now. My last 2 hatches I had 0 hatch. I would try dumping the water out of your incubator and then when you lockdown add water. I don't know if this will work for you.
     
  9. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    NO water at all in the incubator until Lockdown?? Wow, didn't think that was possible?? for Hatchings?
     
  10. SweetMotherOfMars

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    I don't put water in mine unless it gets below 23%. I crank it up at lockdown though.
    The dry incubation works well for me. We hatched out over 50 chicks from a homemade 'bator last year.
     

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