Question on Little Giant 9200 Humidity

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickhopeful12, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. chickhopeful12

    chickhopeful12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you reduce the humidity in a 9200? I am going to be setting quail eggs and right now the temp is 100, and the humidity is at 62%.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    I am a total newbie to incubating.
     
  2. mrslb333

    mrslb333 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks a lot like my Hovabator and I had a nightmare getting the humidity right in that I ended up using a dehumidifier the Dehumidifier Damp Moisture Absorbing Egg and the Renewable Mini Closet Dehumidifier from Ebay are really good as they don't take up much space and can be used over and over again, if you can't get hold of one of those the mini ones for drawers are handy or you could use silica gel or rice in the space where the water should be. The humidity needs to be around 35-40% for quails I have better hatches if I stick to that throughout although with chicken and duck eggs I up it on lock down. The temperature should be 99.5 for forced air incubators ( the ones with a fan ) and 102 for still air incubators.
    Hope that helps a little. [​IMG]
    Good luck with your hatch [​IMG]
     
  3. Surehatch

    Surehatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:This sounds like the best solution
     

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