Removing All Water From Incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Bigbear4x43, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. Bigbear4x43

    Bigbear4x43 Out Of The Brooder

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    The Lowest I Could Get My Humidity was 51%
    So I Remove All Water Then It Dropped To 35% Is This A Proplem I Filled ! Ring To Get It To Rise Alittle Not Sure Of The Reading Right Now Leting It Stapleize I Calibrated Humidity Salt + Water Will Well Water Afect The Reading Or Not Am I Safe Thanks
     
  2. danapike

    danapike New Egg

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    I usually try to keep humidity at 55-60% for the first 18 days, and then increase to 65%. I have had very good hatches. I usualy candle only around day 10, and the size of the air space gives a clue to adequacy of moisture..
     
  3. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

    Apr 21, 2007
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    I don't pay a lot of attention to humidity. The first 18 days I keep it above 20% and under 40%. After that I bump it up to 50-60% using a wet wash rag.

    There's a thread on dry incubation that has a lot of information on this method. I have great hatches using this.
     
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I do the same as danapike and have very successful hatches. I would put the water back in.
     

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