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measuring humidity without hygrometer

Discussion in 'Quail' started by quailraiser16, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. quailraiser16

    quailraiser16 Hatching

    Oct 20, 2014
    I'm from the Philippines and i was planning to raise my own flock of quail again. [​IMG] as of now i have 4 female quail because the other's were killed by my neighbor's dog [​IMG], so i ordered new 100 pcs of quails i wanted to raise more quails but buying repeatedly could be more expensive than raising your own chicks. so i wanted to build my own incubator in case that my females are not broody. i watched several videos on how to make one and provided the materials, but i can't find a hygrometer. all hardwares & stores near our area doesn't have a stock. are there anyways, options or alternatives to measure the humidity of my incubator? or do i really need to get that device? [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2014

  2. Toddrick

    Toddrick Songster

    Sep 28, 2014
    With that many eggs I think you really would want to be as precise as possible, and the size would make it impossible to guess how much water is necessary. Do you have a credit card or PayPal? If so, Amazon.com has great stuff. You probably need four or more thermometers for measuring different areas in your large incubator too.
  3. yallapilko

    yallapilko Songster

    Nov 13, 2012
    This is a great question! People all around the world hatch quail in a variety of climates. With the climate in Malaysia being so humid, it would be good to keep an eye on it. I've done a quick search and found some articles on how to make a hygrometer to measure humidity. Here is quite good:http://www.chrononhotonthologos.com/misc/hygromtr.htm
    And there are some youtube videos etc.
    Please let us know what you sort out to measure this. I'm interested in how you get on!
  4. yallapilko

    yallapilko Songster

    Nov 13, 2012

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