Problems With Humidity

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BeckyLa, May 26, 2007.

  1. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    I live in a home with air conditioning. Here in Louisiana I can't live without it. As a result, I have very bad hatches and many birth defects due to low humidity. I own Hovabators but even borrowed a Sportsman all to no avail. What can I do to keep the humidity up? I thought about putting the bator outside, but then on a hot day the temp would spike too high. I am so discouraged. I just can't keep killing newborns because of serious birth defects.
  2. backyard redneck

    backyard redneck In the Brooder

    Apr 6, 2007
    Hi Becky,
    If you have a large bedroom closet, you may want to set the bator in it. Then you can get an inexpensive childs vaporizor (without using the vicks medicine), and add plain water to get a humid mist going. I had to do that myself even thought I am in humid country also. It worked wonders!

    If the water doesn't steam very well, the water is too hard-you can add a TINY pinch of baking soda to soften the water to get a mist going.
    Last edited: May 26, 2007

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