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kjk66ss

Chirping
8 Years
Nov 18, 2011
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chatsworth,ca
out of about 40 eggs i have 6 that are devloping good. i just put them into lockdown and increased the humidity to 70-75%. i have the hova bator genisis 1588 and the temp has been 99.5-100 the entire 18 days. well when i set the eggs into lockdown and increased the humidity the temp went up to 101,has not gone higher then that. my question is why did the temp go up? i thought that as air temp decreased humidity increased??
 

mrslb333

Songster
9 Years
Jun 15, 2010
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Halifax, Nova Scotia
It does rise slightly sometimes as the chicks generate a bit of body heat now
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kjk66ss

Chirping
8 Years
Nov 18, 2011
113
0
91
chatsworth,ca
what is the best way to increase the humidity while on lock down?

im on day 19 and humidity started to drop,from 75% down to 65%.
 

kjk66ss

Chirping
8 Years
Nov 18, 2011
113
0
91
chatsworth,ca
ok,thanks. that takes some of the worries away..

if the humidity does drop to below an acceptable percentage, will it hurt to lift the lid to set in a wet sponge?
 

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