Must I raise humidity the last few days?

Magic Birdie

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I'm going to be incubating button quail eggs soon in my homemade incubator.

It's pretty good, staying at around 100*F and 54% humidity, but I have little control over the humidity. It's supplied by way of bowl with sponge and a LOT of water in it, not that it really matters how much water is there. As long as there is enough, the humidity doesn't change.

Is it a problem that I don't know how to make it 70% for the last day or two? Does anyone know anything that could be done?

Thanks :D
 

bugflipper

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Just increase the surface area. If no room for another container of water cut sponges in strips that fit and soak them with water. They will last a few days without having to wick from a container.
Good Luck.
 

ChickenLegs13

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You have plenty of control over the humidity! The trick is to increase the surface area of the water, i.e. a cup of water in both troughs creates more humidity than a quart of water in a bowl.
 

ChickenLegs13

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A wise man once said "Don't count your chickens before they hatch" but we all know you can never have too many brooders or too much feed on hand. :)
 
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