Need help on humidity control.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by shay20, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    Hello, Its Shay again,
    How do you tell what the humidity is fine, I put water in the bottom of my incubator, but I don't know if it is OK. There's nothing that tells me, Is it something you just, keep water in the bottom and it takes care of itself or is thee something I should have that tells me what is it. [​IMG]
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    You need a thermometer/ hygrometer that gives you the inside temps and humidity to run your incubator. It does not come with a incubator but has to be bought separately.

    For humidity, readings should be from day 1 thru 18 at the 40 to 50% range nothing higher. Day 19 thru 21 you want to up the humidity reading to 60 to 70% range.

    There are lots of brands Wal-marts have Accurites and Springfield. They are either in the garden section or the kitchen gadget dept.
     
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2008
  3. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    Thank you Tuffoldhen. I will go tonight to walmart. [​IMG]
     

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