Not understanding humidity and heat

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 3forfree, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. 3forfree

    3forfree Songster

    Mar 17, 2010
    essexville, michigan
    Do temps and humidity fluctuate together? The reason I ask is because I moved my styrofoam incubator from the basement to a closet in a spare bedroom. The humidity went up to 56 from 20 in the basement. I took 2 plugs out of the top of the incubator and this has brought the humidity down to 32, but the temps are inching up, not alot but it has gone up. Is this something to be concerned about? I'm testing right now and will set eggs after the first of the year.

  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Songster

    May 28, 2011
    Foothills of NC
    The temp and humidity in the room where the bator is affects the temp and humidity inside the bator.
  3. Tropical Chickies

    Tropical Chickies Songster

    Aug 12, 2008
    Central Florida
    Yes, the room will affect the temps inside the incubator. I usually keep my humidity levels in the low 50's, then raise it to around 65% at lockdown. I had great hatch rates doing this. Good luck!

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