Ok. How do I get the humidity in my 1502 to drop!!!!AGHHHH!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Country Living Farm, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. Country Living Farm

    Country Living Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Florida
    I have a 1502 with autowater bucket on top. The humidity is at 63% on day 3. I can not seem to get it to drop. Any suggestions. Incubating chicken eggs.
     
  2. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    Idaho
    I wish I could help, I have no idea of what to do. I have never seen your incubator. Just bumping this along to see if someone else can help.
    Can you drain some of the water out?
     
  3. Yard full o' rocks

    Yard full o' rocks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you using the sponge/wicking filter in the watering pan? If so, remove it?

    If not, it could be that your humidity in your home is high and thus the increase in the bator. My Sportsman will hold a pretty constant RH so long as the room its in is not too humid.

    You could also remove the regular watering pan and replace it with a smaller "tupperware type pan" which has less overall surface area. Your auto waterer might not work, but it should reduce your RH. You'll just need to add water to it "as needed"
     
  4. Country Living Farm

    Country Living Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Florida
    That is what I was thinking of doing. The bator is outside on the porch so that may have something to do with it as well. I do not have the sponges in the water pan.

    Tks for the help.
     
  5. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Do you have the vents on the back open or closed?

    Steve in NC
     
  6. Country Living Farm

    Country Living Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Florida
    There is one at the top opened and two at the bottom closed......
     
  7. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Open one of the bottom ones and see what that does to the RH%

    Steve in NC
     
  8. duckluck

    duckluck Dulcimyrh Ducks

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    I partially covered my tupperware type pan in my 1202 with foil...decrease the water surface area exposed to the fan and you will drop the humidity.
     
  9. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I also cover about a third of the pan with foil to keep humidity at the right levels in my 1502.
     

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