Incubating Newbie - Adjusting temperature - Help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mjolly, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. mjolly

    mjolly In the Brooder

    Apr 7, 2008
    I recently got my first incubator... I am so excited. I set it up late this afternoon, plugged it all in, added water, checked the egg turner, inserted the hygrometer/thermometer, etc. It is a still air hovabator with a heating element in the lid.

    It has been warming up since 4 pm and 6 hours later is reading 44% humidity and 78.3 degrees. I am wondering how to increase the temperature without decreasing the humidity. I know they affect one another, pressure/temperature/humidity and all that.

    Did I add too much water? Or is there something I am missing??

    Hoping to get this up and running this weekend for some eggs due to arrive in the mail on Monday or Tuesday.

    Thank you,

  2. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

    Mar 3, 2008
    Start by getting your temperature where you want it, then add more water if you need it. [​IMG] Good luck!!!

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