lockdown, i need help with humidity ?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by txmel, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. txmel

    txmel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'm doing a dry incubation this time and am having trouble getting the humidity above 56 % will this be high enough? its been running around 30% for the first 18 days. i've put water in my 3 water bowls, but with the outside temp in the upper 90's the a/c been running in the house and i don't think its helping my incubator at all.
     
  2. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Close all vents on your incubator(in case you already haven't) and wet a sponge and put it in the incubator.
    Good luck to you!
    I like to hatch at about 65%.
     
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  3. Tam'ra of Rainbow Vortex

    Tam'ra of Rainbow Vortex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been told soaked sponges help. And are drown-proof too.
     
  4. txmel

    txmel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok i will close my vents i haven't tried that yet only have 2 open. thanks i'll try wet sponges as well
     
  5. mechey

    mechey Out Of The Brooder

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    I did not have sponges so I folded several papertowels, wet or soaked them and put them under the wire around the bottom of the bator, closed all the vents and almost immediately the humidity soared to 70%. I them partially uncovered one of the vents and got the desired 65% humidity. Good luck
     

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