I can't get my humidity up past 35%!!! HELP

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ragerkid2, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. ragerkid2

    ragerkid2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Iv read it needs to be 50-55 and I have all the water pockets filled up. It's still 35. How do I make it higher??
     
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  2. gmolly

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    try hot water in them
     
  3. ragerkid2

    ragerkid2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will I have to do this often?
     
  4. Christie Rhae

    Christie Rhae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where are you at in your incubation? If you are in lockdown try putting a jar of water with a clean sponge halfway in the water. The sponge will wick up the moisture. Also, don't open the incubator if you can at all help it. Every time you open it moisture is let out.
    If you are in the first 18 days...35% is plenty high...trust me. I don't know who writes those directions...I think they must be translated from china or something. Run a search on Dry Hatch. I only add water if the humidity gets lower that 20% and then only a teaspoon or so.
    Good luck!
     
  5. ragerkid2

    ragerkid2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't set yet. I wanted to get things correct first. I have a vent tapped over (lost the plugs) should I try the other plug?
     
  6. ragerkid2

    ragerkid2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And what happens during lockdown when it needs to be 70% ? How do I get it that high?
     
  7. ragerkid2

    ragerkid2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And what happens during lockdown when it needs to be 70% ? How do I get it that high?
     
  8. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Yes, I would tape over the other vent. That will help get your humidity to where you want it. When it comes time for lockdown, put a shallow dish in the bottom of the incubator with more water in it if needed. Or, as previously mentioned, a jar with a sponge (that won't work in my incubator, it's just a small one). Maybe try a humidifier in the room.
     
  9. ragerkid2

    ragerkid2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone and thanks for the great link!!!!! I added hot water and the humity shot up to 65% then went back down to 48% I'm going to keep it here or a little under. I'm setting tonight. I'm so excited! This is my first time ever. :)
     

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