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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kinderchicks, Jun 15, 2009.
I need a manuel for the Turn-X TX6 so I can see how to see if the humidity is right for my eggs.
I know if you google it, there is an online manual? I got a TX6 without a manual (used) and had to look online for all of the info.
Are you using a wet bulb thermometer?
If you run your incubator at 99°F, for the first 18 days you want the wet bulb to read between 83-85°F which is equivalent to 51-56% humidity. For the last 3 days, you want the wet bulb to read between 87-90°F or 62-70%.
If you run your incubator at 100°F, for the first 18 days you want the wet bulb to read between 84-86°F which is equivalent to 51-57% humidity. For the last 3 days, you want the wet bulb to read between 88-91°F or 62-71%. This is the temp I generally run at and I have had the humidity as high as 70% with no ill effects to the eggs.
I try to keep a small digital humidity gauge in there as well just in case as those plastic carded thermometers are not exactly the best.
I use actual glass spirit thermometers in mine.
I have a whole section dedicated to the Lyon incubators on my website in the "how I keep chickens" page.