maintaining humidity

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by need help, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. need help

    need help Out Of The Brooder

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    I am new to this and I know humidty is kept with a wet sponge or towel, but how do I maintain a constant humidity or even increase it during lock down? I have a still air incubator with only 11 eggs. But I am trying to give them the best shot. I have little room for a hygrometer so I am wondering how to check humidity accurately. Any ideas?
     
  2. SierraView

    SierraView Chillin' With My Peeps

    There is no way to accurately know your humidity without a hygrometer. I know some people that live in humid climates don't add any water till last 3 days. Then add water for lock down.

    I haven't used a still air incubator before. Does it have a tray in the bottom to fill with water?
     
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2012
  3. DirtCreature

    DirtCreature Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what kind of incubator do you use?

    Does it have an egg turner in it? or are you doing it by hand?
     
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2012

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