Increasing humidity...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by edster951, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. edster951

    edster951 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Got a temp/hydrometer guage today...

    Have the temp close enough for now, but can't get humidity over 35%

    Have a bowl with some foam in it.

    Will a sponge give higher humidity?
     
  2. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I use a sponge to get the humidity up in my homemade bator works great.
     
  3. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    i also use a sponge in a little bowl of water
     
  4. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    Sponge, a sock works well to.
     
  5. edster951

    edster951 Chillin' With My Peeps

    obviously foam is not the thing to use.....have to find a sponge.

    or a sock.
     
  6. edster951

    edster951 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've put in a facecloth...

    (Don't tell the wifey!!)
     
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If that doesn't work use a very shallow plate with a lot of surface area. You will have to add water more often but the surface area exposed helps to get the humidity up.
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2007
  8. aran

    aran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2007
    rochester ny
    edster mate!!!!! yer in invercargill? Mate!!!!!!!!!!!!! im a fellow kiwi...im living in rochester ny nowadays!

    As far as raising the humidity is concerned read the post on dry incubation...my development and hatch has been FAR better with that technique. Im in the middle of dry incubation again and my bator is lucky if its at 30% now...when it gets to day 18 i will put them into the hatcher which is closer to 80%humidity.
     
  9. edster951

    edster951 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I can't get my humidity up that high though, thats what I'm experimenting with at the moment.

    I only have 1 vent open in the top as well. Two water bowls, one with sponge and facecloth, and one with material as a wick.

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    There's no room now for eggs!!!!

    Arghh [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2007
  10. edster951

    edster951 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've moved the water trough to under the bulb, and added more water...up to 41% now.

    Don't know how I'm gonna get it up to 60-70%
     

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