Problem w/ humidity (hygrometer calibration gave strange results)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by haTHOR, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. haTHOR

    haTHOR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all. Many hatches under my belt with the LG and the Brinsea Octagon 20 the last several times. Calibrated my hygrometer (new, walmart digital type I have always used) with sea salt. Result of 85%!

    I am sort of gob smacked as to how to proceed. I can't believe it's 10 degrees over because we live in a humid area with no A/C in the south in late July. It being 10% over means it is 40% in the house. My very old dehumidifier says it's somewhere between 50 and 60% in the house. Hygrometer on top of dehumidifier says 51%. In brinsea (vent completely open) says 34%. Can't believe it's been 24% in there....I do dry hatch...babies look good but I don't know much about how to assess size of air sacs.

    CONFUSING.

    Lockdown starts tomorrow. Should I even worry? I've had no water in troughs at all first 18 days. Thinking I should just fill and put in sponges in the morning, as I always have at lockdown,
    and figure the humidity has and will be fine.
     
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2014
  2. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Your hydrometer is incorrect so to be safe you should just add water and sponges and think about calibrating or getting a new hydrometer ........
     
  3. haTHOR

    haTHOR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did calibrate?
     
  4. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

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    Are you candling and marking the advancement of your air sacks ????




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    Do you see how the air sacks growth is charted on each egg here are you doing this to monitor each egg as the air sack gets larger and the chick grows ?????/


    Days 7 and 14 are marked on these egg's and on the morning of the 18 day I went in to do a check for the last mark and I had some new customers waiting ......
     
  5. haTHOR

    haTHOR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Air sacs look good. I do mark them.
     
  6. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Do you have your incubator in lock down now ??????


    Did you add water or some sponges to raise the humidity .... ????
     
  7. haTHOR

    haTHOR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put MORE sponges in, this time in a jar in the actual tray. Got RH up to 65%. Hoping for pips soon! Ending day 20 tomorrow 10 am.
     

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