Incubator not holding humidity

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Photokitty, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. Photokitty

    Photokitty Chirping

    Jul 6, 2017
    Marlinton, West Virginia
    I have to fill up my incubator tray every morning. The humidity starts at 50% then slowly lowers to 42% by bedtime and then is at 30-37% by the morning. The tray is dry in the morning. I think it might be my wood stove. We only heat with wood and our house humidity is about 30% no matter where you go in it. I might start putting water in at night, when the wood stove is at its highest temps. Anyone else have any better solutions? All vents are shut except the holes around the bottom. I have a forced air Hova-bator. It isn't a problem to lift the lid now but when in lock down I am worried about maintaining the higher humidity.
  2. Rocky Rhodes

    Rocky Rhodes Songster

    Oct 5, 2013
    North Georgia Mountains
    Sounds like the air is very dry where you have your incubator. You could run a humidifier in the room, that should help.
  3. Mrs.SWhite89

    Mrs.SWhite89 Chirping

    Jan 25, 2018
    Sponges help also..i run my chicken eggs at 40%. What kind of eggs?

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