Lowering Humidity

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Elana DeBolt, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. Elana DeBolt

    Elana DeBolt Just Hatched

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    I'm running my "Mini 7 Eggs Digital Incubator Temperature Control Chicken Duck Goose Egg Incubator Automatic Egg Incubator" dry but the RH is 50%. Is there any way I can get it down it 30% RH? Would putting a soda lid with rise in it help absorb some of the humidity?
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Have you checked the meter with another good working meter? Have you checked the humidity in the room its in? Rice will bring it down for a while----not sure how much a drink cap will bring it down?
     
  3. Elana DeBolt

    Elana DeBolt Just Hatched

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    Yes, i did the salt test and my meter is off by 11%, and because i can calibrate it i just add 11% on what it show. I'm getting a digital one very soon so it's more correct.. The RH of the room is about 35% to 40%, and its the only room that i can keep the eggs in. And thank you i will try the rice and add more or less when needed. I'm glade i got a response so quick, thanks:)
     
  4. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    So you are saying---now that if it reads 39%, you add the 11% which makes it 50%? Are you using this same meter to check your room humidity?
     
  5. Elana DeBolt

    Elana DeBolt Just Hatched

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    Yes, and yes. I was using two but they showed different readings so now I'm using one. When it's in the incubator it reads 50% to 60% which is really 60% to 70% and when it's out of the incubator it reads 20% to 30% which is really 30% to 40%.
     
  6. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Well hurry up and get another meter---LOL, to many variables with this--well I do not even want to guess why it is so high without water??
     
  7. Elana DeBolt

    Elana DeBolt Just Hatched

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    Lol Ikr, thankfully a new one is coming tomorrow.
     

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