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Incubator screwing up humidity

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LocoPollo, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. LocoPollo

    LocoPollo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a rcom 20 pro and it is messing up my humidity atm. My first batch it had humidity at 45% up until day 18. Now it is running at 62% and I can't seem to get it down. Anyway, I just want to avoid the chicks not being able to peep when the time comes, or getting a snout full of water when they do. I was thinking to let the incubator go dry for a few days next week or just prior to day 18, then adding water again for the last days of hatching. I dont seem to be able to adjust the setting on the machine. Any suggestions?
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Take the water out and let the humidity drop now.
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I've never used the r-com, but I was wondering if you can take some water out of it now? Maybe let it dry out a little sooner? I don't now much time it would take for them to dry out if they have water in the air cells.
     
  4. LocoPollo

    LocoPollo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you! I opened up the bator and one thing wrong is I apparently overfilled the water and there was water flooding the bottom of the bator. I cleaned that up and am going to let the humidity settle out for a few minutes, and then will empty it if that doesnt fix the problem. I can do a dry incubation until day 18? I assume that would be better? Thanks!
     
  5. LocoPollo

    LocoPollo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Humidity is now running 49-50 %. Is that ok.?
     
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I have never done a completely dry incubation. Mine usually stay between 27 - 40% - meaning when it gets below 30% I add water to the bator..
     
  7. LocoPollo

    LocoPollo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is at 48 now. I think that was the problem. the incubator couldn't regulate because there was water in the basin. Now that part is drying out and it seems to be at a more moderate level. At least I know it was my fault and not a problem with the incubator. I will keep a keen eye on it today to make sure it stays at a better level.
     
  8. LocoPollo

    LocoPollo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is settling back to the factory setting of 45%! Whew! thanks for your help!
     
  9. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Good luck with your hatch!
     

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