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i know this is weird but what do i do with a hygrometer pls answer

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Daniel_2kaii9, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. Daniel_2kaii9

    Daniel_2kaii9 Songster

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    hey, i was wondering how do i use a hygrometer like get it at the right humidity level ?

    ill be hatching chickens so how much will it have to be up ?

    thanks

    ~Daniel
     
  2. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

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    in order to raise your humidity you add more water surface area. The hygrometer measures the level of humidity.
     
  3. kid-n-chickens

    kid-n-chickens Chirping

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    Shoot for 50% days 1-18 and 65% days 18-21
     
  4. joe17

    joe17 Songster

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    You will get hundred of suggestions for humidity etc. This is my opinion on the matter, even though im sure many diff. humidities will work well. I usually stay between 45%-50% the first 18 days. The last three days I stay between 65%-70%. This works well for me. Your bator should have water trays. The directions usually say fill one tray the first 18 days and 2 trays the last three days. But if its a home made bator, use a sponge and a pie pan thingy.
     

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