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just put a therm/ hygrometer under a broody...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by fowlwoman1, May 26, 2008.

  1. fowlwoman1

    fowlwoman1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put the thermometer/ hygrometer on top of the eggs. It measured 101.5 degrees and 43% humidity. I always wondered what it would be. I guess you could say that my thermometer/hygrometer are accurate?
     
  2. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    Nice experiment [​IMG].... or better put.. fact/data collecting [​IMG]
     
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  3. Eggseronious

    Eggseronious Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cant say that your thermometer/hygrometer is correct, but I know that the old hen is. By the way my humidity runs an average of 42% in the eggs Ive got going in the incubator. It uses about 30cc water per day. The room runs from 40-45%. [​IMG]
     
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  4. goatkeepers

    goatkeepers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great experiment!! [​IMG] should I still increase the hum. in the bator after day 18 to about 70-80%? i read that here on this website... or just leave it at mid 40s until they hatch?
     
  5. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Increase the humidity in the bator to about 60-65% during the last 3 days.
     
  6. SusanJoM

    SusanJoM Chillin' With My Peeps

    What an excellent experiment. I like that !!!!!

    Are you going to try to keep/put it under her during those last three days so you know whether her humidity goes up to that 60-70% that we all try to reach in our incubators?

    This is very interesting.

    Susan
     

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