question about humidity

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by orlandoluv1, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. orlandoluv1

    orlandoluv1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    like i have said before my incubatoe is one of those little yellow ones with a plastic dome. the real cheap ones! and it says that all i have to do is fill the 3 small wells with warm water and vouala i have humididty. well im not sure though. so far my three have been growing fine so is that a sighn that the humidity is ok. and wehn they are on day 18 should i put a small sponge or something in there. im juts afraid that there will be too much humidity. is that possible? my incubator is really small so i dont think one of those humidity measureres would fit. well thank you in advance for your response.
     
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    what you should do is buy a couple hygrometer to measure temp and humidity. I fthey are growing that is a good sign. to little humidity will make them stick to the shell and to high will actually drown them. I will try to find a diagram for you to hsow you what the air sack should look like [​IMG]

    Ok I found this. I dont know if you know how to candle but this may help you out

    http://www.poultryhelp.com/p1150-5.gif
     
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2008
  3. orlandoluv1

    orlandoluv1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks so much. well i candled them and two of the air sacs look good but one looks like it doesnt even have an air sac. i really have no idea. i just know that there is no way that those little indents in the bottom are going to provide enough humidity on day 18. how big are those hygrometers because i dont know if it will fit inside this rinky dinky incubator. again thanks for the response
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You can buy an accurite combo with a little probe but I can't remember if the probe measures humidity or not.
     
  5. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    They have indoor outdoor ones that have probes. The wire can run from5'-8'
     

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