Ideas to stabilize humidity in a forced air incubator

ShamrockFarms

Hatching
6 Years
Feb 26, 2013
2
0
7
Corryton, TN
Hello, I'm trying to hatch my very first batch of eggs with my new incubator (forced air) and I'm able to peg and hold the 99.5 temp consistently, but my humidity is swinging from 40% with no water in the channels to 85% when I only fill one small channel. If the channel were even smaller I would be able to get less surface area involved, but do not know if anyone would have any ideas before I start manipulating my styrofoam on my new incubator?

My incubator is a Farm Innovators 4200, if that helps. And I'm incubating coturnix quail eggs. This is the end of the first 24 hrs with the eggs in the incubator, so hopefully I've not dried them out or turned them into a swamp with the humidity swings. I did operate my incubator prior to adding the eggs (8+ hrs), but never got the humidity to stabilize.

I appreciate any feedback!
 

ShamrockFarms

Hatching
6 Years
Feb 26, 2013
2
0
7
Corryton, TN
Ah!! I was not using the vents appropriately. We have now stabilized at 61%. Any thoughts on if I've completely messed up this hatch and should discontinue?
 

chickydee64

Songster
7 Years
Jan 8, 2013
1,719
116
158
oregon
Ah!! I was not using the vents appropriately. We have now stabilized at 61%. Any thoughts on if I've completely messed up this hatch and should discontinue?

Probably fine........................
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