Sigh. Humidity again.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by IggiMom, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. IggiMom

    IggiMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2009
    West Virginia
    I have a whole bunch of eggs in the 1588 Genesis, and the humidity is staying right where I want it, between 50 and 60,

    BUT

    I have 8 eggs in the LG, and more coming soon, and darn, the LG just will not go up above 40. I have the humidity in the room up to 55, so why isn't the humidity in the Little Giant higher?

    I have the troughs filled with water, I have two little bowls in there, I have a wet paper towel in there. I misted it.

    Sheesh. Where does all the water go?

    Thanks

    Catherine
     
  2. Painted Spirit

    Painted Spirit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That was one of the reasons I took my LG back and waited for a Hovabator on order. The water wells are soooo small. See if you can find some small dishes or plates that will fit under the mesh in the bator that you can fill, keep sponges in water in dishes on top, try running a humidifier in the room. Fingerscrossed for ya!
     
  3. IggiMom

    IggiMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2009
    West Virginia
    Thank you, Painted Spirit. I will take that advice.

    I do have the Genesis, but, well, I filled it up...So I have to use the LG for a few eggs. But I still want them to have a chance too!

    Catherine
     
  4. cristina33

    cristina33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have used a wet cotton sock with good results.
     
  5. Serrin

    Serrin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Maybe your hygrometer is on the fritz? Just a thought. Do you use the same unit for both bators? If not, maybe it's time to either calibrate the one for the LG, or get a new one for it. I think I'd at least check it out before running off to buy a new one though. [​IMG]
     
  6. IggiMom

    IggiMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2009
    West Virginia
    I think the hygrometer is ok. I did put a wet washcloth in one little bowl and it came right up! Thanks for the advice.

    While we are on the subject of humidity I have another question.

    The humidity in the Genesis has gone down a little. I need to add water. The egg turner is in there, and of course now I cannot see where the little troughs are.

    How do you all add water into the Genesis if an egg turner is in there? Gosh, gosh, it is so complicated to hatch an egg...I do have some Silkie eggs ordered, so if they hatch out, perhaps I will have some hens to do it for me!

    Although I really do enjoy it so much.[​IMG]

    Catherine
     
  7. Cornychick

    Cornychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a LG. I don't mess with the troughs after I load it with eggs. I use sponges and just quickly remove them twice daily and load them with HOT water. Does yours have a fan? If not, it will be a constant struggle with humidity.
     
  8. cedar post

    cedar post Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I had this same question a few weeks ago. Take a syringe and a straw and poke it through the port hole on top down through the turner. Works great!! Mike
     
  9. IggiMom

    IggiMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2009
    West Virginia
    Mike, thanks.

    Catherine
     
  10. cedar post

    cedar post Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Your very welcome.Mike
     

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