No way to tell humidity?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Layla1223, May 22, 2010.

  1. Layla1223

    Layla1223 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I borrowed an incubator from a friend and there is no way for me to tell the humidity. What do I do? Any tips for a first time hatcher? Thank You.
     
  2. ChickFila

    ChickFila Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What type of incubator do you use?
    If it's a hova-bator, if you filled up water wells (one in center, the other in outer edge), humidity would be around 60%-75%.
    If it's over 80%, you will see the mist is formed on window(s) of lid.
     
  3. Cavendish Chickens

    Cavendish Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I had this issue, I was told to go to walmart and purchase a digital thermometer/hygrometer combo. It's $6 and is GREAT! And after hatching, you can keep it in the brooder box too, or just use it indoor/outdoor for yourself. It's small and has a magnet. We found it in the hardware area. Good luck!
     
  4. Layla1223

    Layla1223 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a Roll-X. And I might go to Walmart but other people tell me that it will be fine as long as there is water in the incubator.
     
  5. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would listen to Cavendish Chickens and get the hydrometer from Walmart. It makes it really easy and you know exactly when you need to add water or if it's too high.
     

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