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Increasing the humidity in the hova-bater

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Hoover67, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. Hoover67

    Hoover67 Songster

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    I have a hova-bator (forced air) 1583. How do I increase the humidity. My BQ are set to hatch in one week. Does anyone have any experience with this model? I have hatched chickens without doing anything different with the humidity. I do not want to mess up the BQ. Thanks!
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

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    What is your humidity now?
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing Premium Member

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    Typically, during incubation you fill one trough with water and for hatch you fill the 2nd trough as well. Do you have a liner with the troughs in your bator? Of course, you do want to have an accurate reading from a hygrometer so you know how much water is actually necessary for a successful hatch.

    Jody
     
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I have a 1583....I've never hatched out BQ I wouldn't think it would be any different then how you have add water for chicken incubation...gotta have the hygrometer...
     

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