1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

LG humidity *AARRG!*

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tcal, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. tcal

    tcal Chillin' With My Peeps

    139
    0
    119
    Dec 31, 2008
    Sweet Home Alabama
    I just CAN'T get the humidity up in my LG still air! I'm using sponges, taped a bottom corner vent hole and added water to that part of the bottom, using hot water. It got up to 50% for a couple of hours but is now falling back off (I assume as the hot water cooled). I'm getting flustered!
     
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm Premium Member

    Turn your shower on. Your house humidity is to low. Don't ya hate winter.
     
  3. Sasquatch

    Sasquatch Chillin' With My Peeps

    215
    0
    119
    Dec 3, 2008
    Idaho
    I live in the desert and with all wells of my lg full it is holding at 39%.
     
  4. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland
    when this happens i made sure the room the LG is in is very warm when the room is very warm most the time the Humidity goes up.. i always get the Humidity in my LG around 65 to 70%
     
  5. brkuk

    brkuk Chillin' With My Peeps

    473
    1
    133
    Jan 6, 2009
    Howell, Mi
    do you have a fan for circulating, cuz that helped me. are your plugs in?? i leave one in and one out, 64% and 99.8.
     
  6. Namaste Mama

    Namaste Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

    195
    1
    121
    Sep 18, 2008
    AZ
    I'm in the desert and were doing a test run. I have to run mine with both vents closed and then I cut up sponges to fit in the little channels and then add water every time and it seems to work well on keeping the humidity around 45-50% . I'm guessing I will have to fill the whole bottom to get it higher.
     
  7. tcal

    tcal Chillin' With My Peeps

    139
    0
    119
    Dec 31, 2008
    Sweet Home Alabama
    I have a room humidifier in storage somewhere [​IMG]
    Gonna go see if I can find it
     
  8. tcal

    tcal Chillin' With My Peeps

    139
    0
    119
    Dec 31, 2008
    Sweet Home Alabama
    brkuk, i have one plug in and one plug out
     
  9. brkuk

    brkuk Chillin' With My Peeps

    473
    1
    133
    Jan 6, 2009
    Howell, Mi
    I have one whole side full of sponges the 3" celluose sponges. A little bit of water in the middle. Hatching right now so far 3 of 11.
     
  10. brkuk

    brkuk Chillin' With My Peeps

    473
    1
    133
    Jan 6, 2009
    Howell, Mi
    Do u have a pc fan??
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by