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hygrometer placement and humidity levels

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by slickchick, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. slickchick

    slickchick Songster

    Jul 2, 2007
    Mertztown, Pa
    I am planning on setting up my incubator a few days ahead of receiving my eggs to make sure my levels are accurate. I am confused about a few things. I will be using the dry incubation method and have read the article, but i need some things clarified I have and LG still air....First, I bought my accurite hygrometer today. The room that I will be having the eggs in reads 29% humidity. Do I need to have a humidifier in the room to up it to 40-50%? Or should I add a teaspoon of water to the incubator to up the humidity in there? Do I need 2 hygrometers? One for room humidity and one for incubator humidity? According to the article, you should only need one ROOM hygrometer and as long as the room humidity is 50% the incubator humidity should be ok....(this is for the first 18 days)Now, the last three days I know the humidity is supposed to be a bit higher. Do i just add sponges to the incubator, or close the vent holes? I think after reading this, I almost need 2 hygrometers...Can someone clear this up for me? My head is going in circles!!!
  2. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    The only humidity that affects the eggs is inside the incubator. If you are having trouble stabilizing or achieving your goal humidity wise, you may want to know what the humidity in the room is running, and possibly run a humidifier in there if it is too low, or a de-humidifier if it is to high.

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