maintaining humidity

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

  1. need help

    need help Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 10, 2012
    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

    Aug 8, 2011
    Olympia, Washington
    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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