in lockdown and humidity is going up?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by justtoni44, May 15, 2010.

  1. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2010
    oregon
    Hi,

    Temp steady at 100......humidity is close to 75.have not added water.......had been 65
    Day 21 for lockdown.have lg still air.
    Had a big weather change today...from rain to 77
    Any ideas or how to get humidity down.
    Thank You
     
  2. PriceFamilyFarms

    PriceFamilyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you have the red caps pulled out yet?
     
  3. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2010
    oregon
    yes, they are out
     
  4. PriceFamilyFarms

    PriceFamilyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok and you dont have any water or sponges in, right?

    I'm still a newbie and just set my first eggs, but I have done alot of hatches with a good friend who uses LG's also - the last batch of BO's, the humidity shot up to 75, 80 and close to 85 a couple of times on day 20 and 21 - and had a 100% hatch rate. He tells me the chicks themselves cause the humidity swings. Says the same thing happens under a broody.
     
  5. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2010
    oregon
    I do have sponges in.....
    Can pull one of them if this does not correct itself or continues to climb.
    A classic case of two minds are better than one.
    Thank You
     
  6. PriceFamilyFarms

    PriceFamilyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your welcome!

    Good luck!! I'll keep my fingers crossed. Let me know how it goes.

    Tony
     

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