More humidity confusion

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by needtohatch, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. needtohatch

    needtohatch Songster

    Feb 27, 2009
    Hart Co
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] That is how I fell right now. My humidity guage is a combo unit, the temp is good (matches other termometers), the humdity is around 35%, but next to that there is another read out to show if the humidity is low, ok or high and it shows high????? How can the humidiyt be high and only at 35%??? I don't know what to do. If it is really 35% than I would think it would be low. In fact I took it out of the bator and let it set in the house for a while and the % went up a little and the other then read ok. So now I am wondering if even though the % is a low number is the over all humidity high because of the small space in the bator?? Any ideas much appreciated.
  2. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Free Ranging

    Oct 16, 2008
    I would desregard the "high" reading.. It is probably an indicator for what normal house humidity should be, ie 40%..

    Your humidity reading should be whatever you have in the bator.. the volume in the bator has nothing to do with it.. so if it reads 35% you want it to read 40% you have to raise the humidity...
  3. CARS

    CARS Songster

    My Acurite units do the same thing. I'm putting my faith in the numbers, not the scale.

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