Incubator not working

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Blueyes132, Nov 2, 2016.

  1. Blueyes132

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    I'm still having problems with the humidity level in my incubator. It reads 22-25% what do I do?
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Use a different humidity gauge. You can't really trust the ones built in on most incubators.
     
  3. Blueyes132

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    I have a little one for the house...will that work?
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Make sure you calibrate it. That way, you can be sure of an accurate reading.
     
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    I put the hygrometer in the incubator and it read 87% so I did the calibration and it read 67%. Now what?
     
  6. junebuggena

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    Trust the calibrated 67% reading. The incubator gauge is way off. What day are your eggs on, or have you not set any yet?
     
  7. Blueyes132

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    They have 8 days left.
     
  8. junebuggena

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    If it's been that high the whole time, you may be in for a very poor hatch. Don't add anymore water to the incubator. Let it dry out a bit. Once you get your first pip, then raise up the humidity as much as you can.
     
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    Why would my incubator go bad so fast. I just got it and only on my 2nd incubation
     
  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Build in humidity gauges are incredibly unreliable. The one that came with mine has never been accurate.
     

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