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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 Songster

    Mar 29, 2008
    Wenatchee, WA
    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
    Nice experiment [​IMG].... or better put.. fact/data collecting [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 26, 2008
  3. Eggseronious

    Eggseronious Songster

    Mar 6, 2008
    East Tennessee
    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]
    Last edited: May 26, 2008
  4. goatkeepers

    goatkeepers Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    Mooresville, NC
    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. Increase the humidity in the bator to about 60-65% during the last 3 days.
  6. SusanJoM

    SusanJoM Songster

    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.


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