Question about humidity in still air incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Teresaann24, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    My bator humidity is running so weird here is what is going on.

    If I add water it runs 70-80 (Even A Little it runs high)

    If I dont add water and let what water is in it dry up it runs 30-45%

    I have always filled up the wells filling it every couple of days and it ran between 40-50%.

    I have a accurite temp/hydro meter I got at walmart.

    Did the humidity test on it and it was only running 2% off it read 73% when it should have been 75%.

    So could it really be running between 30-40 with no water? I need advice.

    I have 6 turkey eggs in there and 24 chicken eggs.
     
  2. Ruditchka

    Ruditchka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got a homemade bator in my basement which is running at 49% with no water added. Sounds like the humidity outside of the bator is also high and it needn't water to maintain it until you have to up it to 70-75% the last 3 days. Lucky you..., it sounds like you've got the right numbers without, and with, water![​IMG]
     
  3. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    LOL, wouldnt that be a lucky shot. I am not sure what the humidity is running here in good ole Ky.
     
  4. Intheswamp

    Intheswamp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you removed any vent plugs?

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  5. LoveMyBirds

    LoveMyBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah, just don't add water... as others has stated.. As long as the humidity is within the correct ranger .. you're good to go.

    Hatch those eggs....[​IMG]
     
  6. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    I have one vent plug removed...also have before removed both still the same.
     
  7. Intheswamp

    Intheswamp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If you meant that you removed both vent plugs and it didn't make any diffference in the temperature and humidity then I would leave both of them out. The more oxygen the better as long as it doesn't lower the humidity too low or drop the temperature.

    Ed
     
  8. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    I humidity in my area right now is 55%.
     
  9. Intheswamp

    Intheswamp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might pull the other plug and see what happens...with high humidity in your area I doubt the incubator will dry out too much with the other vent opened. As I mentioned, the more air the better...especially as time goes by and the embryos grow.

    I checked the weather for Prestonsburg (just picked a city in east KY) and it looks like some storms for the next few days and the RH at 73% currently. Even if inside with an AC running I'd bet your humidity levels stay up.

    What are your current incubator readings?

    Ed
     

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