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incubator with no humidity measurement??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by molly1chickens, Jul 20, 2016.

  1. molly1chickens

    molly1chickens In the Brooder

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    My incubator has no way to tell the humidity and it is to small to put a thermometer measuring humidity in it. I am not sure if I am putting too much or too little water in. Is this a problem?
     

  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Flying blind with humidity is a bit risky as incorrect humidity levels can mess up your hatch and cause problems and possible hatch failures. You should be able to get a cheap, but good hygrometer at any good pet shop. They stock and sell them for reptile keepers.
     
  3. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Crowing

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    What incubator are you using? I have the small brinsea mini and I love my little dial hygrometer. It's cheap and easy to calibrate and fits in the tiny bator.
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  4. AllynTal

    AllynTal Songster

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    This temp/humidity monitor is very small, but easy to read:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MXEA3X0

    The picture there makes it look big, but it is 2 inches x 1 inch x 0.5 inch. I checked the calibration using the salt method. The humidity readout was dead-on.
     
  5. molly1chickens

    molly1chickens In the Brooder

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    Thank you. In the end I got a new and better incubator. Thanks for the help, i will make sure to buy a humidity monitor if I next use it :)
     

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