Lockdown humidity

Chicken RN

In the Brooder
May 28, 2020
14
5
13
I am having trouble getting my humidity up to 70%. I had a egg start to hatch and ended up getting shrink wrapped and dying cuz the membrane got dry and tough. The bottom of incubator is full of water with sponges to increase surface area - on top of this is a plastic rack and then shelf grip paper to keep new chicks from sliding. Then I have a sponge on the grip paper with a steady dropper dripping to keep sponge wet. If I close any vent holes humidity goes up but then so does temp. Any suggestions??
 

LaurEliz

Songster
Apr 8, 2018
285
692
192
Central Illinois
My Coop
My Coop
Does the incubator not have any way to adjust the heat? I've done hatches with less than 70% humidity ending up fine. Could you perhaps move the incubator to the bathroom and run the shower to try and get the humidity in the whole room up? I'm not sure.
 

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