Incubator doesn't have humidity control!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChickyBangBang, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. ChickyBangBang

    ChickyBangBang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi folks,

    This is what I have:

    http://www.mypetchicken.com/catalog...ies/Low-Wattage-Still-Air-Incubator-p193.aspx

    How am I supposed to control the humidity with this thing if there is no detector in it? I was told to put rocks in the bottom of it, under the wire, in the water to help hold the heat, and check the water level a few times throughout the day, adding water when necessary. How do I know when it's necessary?? Ugh - I don't see how this thing is "perfect" for a newbie.

    I also don't see why this has to be so scientific. All normal eggs need to hatch is a hen butt - I don't know why I can't just put it under a 99 degree water bottle and wait. LOL

    Anyone have this incubator? How do I know what the humidity is at? It includes a thermometer and I was told to put that on top of the eggs (laid across two of them).

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    If you go down to Petco, for about $6 you can by a hygrometer that measures the humidity for you. I suggest analog versus digital since they tend to be more reliable.
     
  3. ChickyBangBang

    ChickyBangBang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!!! :)
     

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