is my incubator to humid?

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  1. chixruleboysdrool

    chixruleboysdrool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My incubator is 68 percent humidity. is that to humid? If it is, how do I make it go down?
     
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:how far into incubation are you? can you pull plugs out?
     
  3. chixruleboysdrool

    chixruleboysdrool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in my second day of incubation.
     
  4. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:yes is high

    you should keep humidity 35 to 40% from day 1 to 18

    raise humidity to 65-75% on the last 3 days
     
  5. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:yes, to high...do you have the plugs in? if so pull one out and then watch humidity go down ..If it's not enough pull both out until it goes down to 45% ish....
     
  6. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of incubator do you have?

    if this is the hovabator

    you should have the red plugs removed until lockdown day
     
  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I agree with the other posts, the humidity is too high. I would first remove a plug and monitor the humidity. If you need to remove both plugs.
     
  8. chixruleboysdrool

    chixruleboysdrool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I've just got the temp to 100 after 2 days...I'm not sure I want to unplug anything, do you think if I took some water out of the water tray that the humidity would go down?????[​IMG]
     
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    Quote:Yes...
     
  10. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You should keep your incubator without plugs from day 1 to day 18 .
    1 way to retain more humidity in the batro is by placing paper towels under the wire, this way the humidity last longer and you dont have to add much water trough the day
     

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