It is humid and it is high in the bator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Minniechickmama, May 10, 2011.

  1. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    Okay, we are getting the heat and the steam and the humidity here is getting up there. My bators are reading 62%, even though I have added no water. Is this going to effect my hatch? Is there something I can do to lower it? I have some at about 10 days and some at 14.
    Thanks bator gods and godesses!
     
  2. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
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    It is hot and humid here as well... I just decided to say forget it... I don't know what will happen though, but we are in the same boat...
     
  3. BawGock

    BawGock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gosh, that is tough [​IMG]
    Could you possibly rent or borrow a dehumidifier?
    Wish I had more ideas,
    Carolyn
     
  4. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    I live in a 100-year old farm house with no a/c and no ventilation. The dehumidifier wouldn't even touch the iceberg in this place. Wait, I could go for an iceberg when it gets like this!
     
  5. SierraView

    SierraView Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sometimes I'm glad I live in the state of fruits and nuts [​IMG]
     
  6. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    Good for you, I am usually in the state of denial or confusion.
     
  7. tinydancer87

    tinydancer87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. SteveH

    SteveH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2009
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    You would be surprized what a dehumidifier can do for a room. I used one in a basement meeting room at one time, and it pulled about 6 gallons of water out of the air every 24 hrs as long as somebody dumped it twice per day. You can usually find one second hand pretty cheap.
     
  9. critterranch

    critterranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'm in the same boat running totally dry at 40% amonth ago it was 20% totally dry. going into lockdown tonight my air cells look to small.
     
  10. Jocasta

    Jocasta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could try putting a bowl with a little baking soda in the incubator - that's a natural treatment for damp as it sucks moisture in... Totally hypotehsizing here though!
     

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