Need help with humidity..... almost time for lockdown!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by motor97405, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. motor97405

    motor97405 Out Of The Brooder

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    We are trying second round with this. First round not sure what happened to chicks but no luck!! This time things are going well we have candled and babies growing and doing well however this weekend starts lockdown and not sure how to raise the humidity for the last few days... any help would be great!! Thank you!!
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Sponges, paper towels, trays, a tube into the incubator so that you can add water to keep it at, at least 65% humidity.

    What kind of incubator do you have?
     
  3. Doodle_Doo

    Doodle_Doo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yup sponges work.. for me i use them more and the humidity shoots
    up to 70-75 or higher..
     
  4. Bawk Vader

    Bawk Vader Out Of The Brooder

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    Sponges worked for me also.
     
  5. joe17

    joe17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it me or do sponges dry up really fast? I put one in my brinsea and in the matter of hours it was dried up and the humidity was as if the sponge wasnt even there! What should I do?
     
  6. KristaChickenWhisperer

    KristaChickenWhisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have the same problem. So what I did was put a sponge underneath one of my ventilation holes and attached a straw to a turkey baster. That way I can stick the straw into the hole and drop water onto the sponge to re-wet it! Works like a charm! [​IMG]
     
  7. joe17

    joe17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That works well! A little bit goes A LONG way! What do you do at night? Thats like 8 hours of the sponge drying up..... I would have to constantly sprinkle water in there every 2 to 3 hours! lol
     
  8. KristaChickenWhisperer

    KristaChickenWhisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Lets just say I didn't get much sleep last night haha I am constantly checking it. Haha it helps that I have the flu at the moment and cant sleep well anyway. [​IMG]
     

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