People with Hovabators how do you keep your humidity in the 40-50 area

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by happyhens44, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

    Apr 25, 2010
    Northern WI
    I am stuggling to keep mine in the 40-50 area. My hovabator has 9 eggs in there. That I put in 2 hours ago. Any suggestions would help
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Bump. I don't have a hovabator....
     
  3. lizrndiver

    lizrndiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you running too high or too low?

    Liz
     
  4. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

    Apr 25, 2010
    Northern WI
    Low
     
  5. Jenni B

    Jenni B New Egg

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    I have a hovabator that I borrowed from a friend, I had the same problem but hers is really old and the styrofoam on the sides is broken up a bit. I tried a bunch of things covered up a couple of the wholes, I put a very saturated sponge in there on top of the water area (there was not a wire mesh thingy in there and I put one in right before I stopped turning them. this is my first hatch ever and I was actually pretty surprised I had some hatch, I had 30+ quail eggs and so far I had one hatch early yesterday and died. They are supposed to hatch today and tomorrow. I've had three hatch today and am hoping for a bunch more tonight and tomorrow but I'm not sure I will because the temp got bumped by one of my kids one day [​IMG]

    Good luck, I hope that helps. The sponges are in the middle of the wire mesh and the chicks are sleeping on the sponges right now, they love it [​IMG]
     
  6. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

    Apr 25, 2010
    Northern WI
    thanks and sorry about the one quail, and congrats on the ones that hatched. I think I have it now. Its 95.5 degrees and Humidity is 47%
     

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