O! M! G! What is up with the humidity!!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chevis, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. Chevis

    Chevis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just bought a used incubator. (It looks sorta looks like Murry McMurry High Hatch bator) It holds a temp wonderfully, but I CAN NOT get the humidity above 10%!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] I have 13x9 cake pan in there with water, but there is a catch.......I have a dehumidifier n my basement and I CAN NOT turn it off. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] My house was built n 1939 and the basement defiently shows it!! It has water all over it ALL the time, since the dehumidifier I havent had any problems with my basement leaking!! I thought about closing all six holes n the back of the bator, just leaving a little crack n 1 of them. [​IMG] I need some help PLEASE!! Im bout ready to pull my hair out!!!!! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]:rant
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sounds like your hygrometer is not working. What does it measure outside the incubator?
     
  3. Chevis

    Chevis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I havent just set it out of the bator , but i'll do that when I get home this 2night. It was n my other still air bators and read a good temp and a good humidity. I have others ones, Ill put them n there 2night, & c if the other is broken??
     
  4. speedy2020

    speedy2020 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get yourself a new temperature with humidity.
     
  5. TheFarmMama

    TheFarmMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Walmart has a wonderful thermometer/hygrometer for under $10. It's a small white one. It's all I've ever used in my bators and I've had great hatches. Good luck!
     
  6. SimplySplendidSilkies

    SimplySplendidSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have seen others post about walmart hygrometers, but can not seem to find them! Can you please tell me the brand and which dept you found them in. I just need back ups and extras.
    Thanks, Tisha

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  7. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Chevis

    Chevis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks to Everyone for all ur help!! [​IMG] It never even occured to me to SWITCH thermometers!!!! DUH!!!!!!!! [​IMG] Im new at this, but I should have knew better, & switched it out!! [​IMG] LOL!! Someone needs to slap me!!!![​IMG] LMAO!! But I got it switched with a different 1 and humidity is great!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] The other 1 is still reading 10%!!!!! I didnt think it would b broke cause I just bought these a month ago. I will b going to Wally world and picking up some extras, ASAP!! Thanks again! (I feel like such an airhead) [​IMG]
     
  9. dadsdeercamp

    dadsdeercamp Say goodnight gracie

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    Quote:I ALWAYS HAVE AT LEAST 2 THERMOMETERS GOING IN MINE THE ONE LIKE IN THE LINK DOES NOT GIVE ME AN ACCURATE TEMP FOR ME. BUT WORKS GREAT FOR THE HUMIDITY. TEST IT USING A MEDICAL THERMOMETER JUST TO BE SAFE. RIGHT NOW I HAVE 7 SERAMA EGGS ON LOCK DOWN WITH 4 DIGITAL AND 1 MERCURY THERMOMETERS IN THERE WITH THEM. BETTER SAFE THEN SORRY.
     
  10. TheFarmMama

    TheFarmMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep that's the ones [​IMG] I've got 8 and they are all within 1-2pts of each other. Excellent hatches thanks to those guys. Don't feel like an airhead, we all make it more complicated than it is because we can't believe it is really just THAT simple lol Good luck!!!
     

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