Please help, humidity mystery

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Gazinga, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. Gazinga

    Gazinga Chook Norris

    ok, i have 12 turkey eggs in a LG bator. THe humidity is at 60 and some times spikes to 65!!!!

    The mystery..........THERES NO WATER IN THE DARN THING!

    I mean not a drop! anywhere! SO, how do i bring it down, what causes this?

  2. Gazinga

    Gazinga Chook Norris

  3. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

    Nov 11, 2008
    Trenton, FL
    Are all your vents open and is your hygrometer calibrated?
  4. greathorse

    greathorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    Northern Colorado
    wouldnt call 60 to65 a spike necessarily. I would verify that my hygrometer is good. Have you opened your vents?
  5. Gazinga

    Gazinga Chook Norris

    yes, and yes
  6. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

    Nov 11, 2008
    Trenton, FL
    Well, you have me stumped! Other than leaving your vents open and obviously not adding water I'm not sure.....what day are they on?
  7. Gazinga

    Gazinga Chook Norris

    im on day 3, when is the humidity most important to be dead on, is it early on or later in teh process when it is mosty important?
  8. Gazinga

    Gazinga Chook Norris

    Quote:not really calling it spike at all, just cant figure out why its at 65% without any water in it. And i need to get it down to 45ish%
  9. bockbock2008

    bockbock2008 Why do they call me crazy??

    Dec 30, 2008
    Southwest Indiana
    I've never hatched anything but chickens and quail so nt sure about when is most important or for that matter what the humidity should be. But if your humidity is up with no water in the bator, just wondering what the humidity is outside the bator?
  10. jnjross

    jnjross Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2008
    edwards, ms
    the WEATHER..

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