Increasing Humidity??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Echoes, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. Echoes

    Echoes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So my incubators' humidity stays at like 35-39%. I really want to increase but I'm all out of ideas. I have a cup of water in there, it's the biggest one I could fit. So now there is no more room and it's only at 35-39%. Any suggestions on how to raise it?

    I have duck eggs in one, and chicken eggs in the other.
     
  2. ourhouse51

    ourhouse51 Out Of The Brooder

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    I use a maxi pad soaked in warm water and lay it on my egg turner.....works every time!

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  3. Echoes

    Echoes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My incubator is homemade and doesn't have an egg turner. If I were to do that would it be able to touch the egg? Even though it's wet.
     
  4. Echoes

    Echoes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Someone please help. I really need to increase the humidity... especially for the ducks.
     
  5. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never heard of the maxi pad thing.. could you stick it to the side with the adhesive strip?? [​IMG]

    I add sponges underneath my wire shelf in my LG. Soak them with water. I've heard of people putting washclothes and paper towels in there too. You need a large surface area that's wet , the larger the area , the more it will increase is what I've been told.
    With papertowels you could maybe stick them to the sides so it wouldnt take up room if that is a problem for you.


    Good luck!

    Nancy
     
  6. Echoes

    Echoes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I think I'm gonna try that.
     

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