super humid here, no water in bator, but still too high

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jarhead, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. Jarhead

    Jarhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK it has been raining here just about everyday for a month. It is hot (the south) and humid. Inside the house we have AC but the humidity is still pretty high, like 60 to 70 depending on day/time. We are on day 3 for the eggs. In the bator there is no water source right now, but the humidity is still 70 which is slightly higher than the room. I guess it is slightly higher than the room from the evaporation from the eggs. Anything I can do to bring it down? Or do I just have to deal with it?
     
  2. MichiganGoatGirl

    MichiganGoatGirl New Egg

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    Sounds like it's time for a dehumidifier in the room.
     
  3. MAllen

    MAllen Get In The Game

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    Vent the incubator
     
  4. maransofms

    maransofms New Egg

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    Do you have them little things they stick in a new pair of shoes, or in a medicine bottle? It's like a little sack of hard beads. If not go to wal-mart and ask if they have any extras that have fallen out of shoe boxes. Also you can try a shot glass of baking soda. It absorbs moisture and funny smells.
     
  5. Jarhead

    Jarhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like it's time for a dehumidifier in the room.

    Those are a bit too much $$$.. I only have $35 in the forced air DIY incubator, which holds the temp perfect, and has a turner in it. I have a hard time justifying $200 on a dehumidifier just to hatch a few eggs for the backyard flock.

    Anybody think silica gel packs or rice thrown in the bator would work? Or could they create another problem, like bad fumes or something?​
     
  6. Jarhead

    Jarhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Vent the incubator

    It is vented, but the air that comes in from the bottom vents from the room is already high in humidity.

    Do you have them little things they stick in a new pair of shoes, or in a medicine bottle? It's like a little sack of hard beads. If not go to wal-mart and ask if they have any extras that have fallen out of shoe boxes. Also you can try a shot glass of baking soda. It absorbs moisture and funny smells.

    You are thinking like I am! Just was not sure if it would be bad to put in there.​
     
  7. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    put a small dry sponge to collect the moisture/
    or at lowes they carry small cartens
    forgot what they are called. that are for rooms with high humidity.maybe 4.00 they pull the moisture out of the room.

    Ihope this helps.
     
  8. Jarhead

    Jarhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool Sissy!
    I will check lowe's for that product. As of now I put in 2 silica packs and that brought it down a bit. I will put that thing in the room from lowe's hope that takes care of it.

    Thanks everyone!
     
  9. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Force more ventilation with an aquarium air pump or cracking open the incubator a little. More ventilation creates more evaporation even if the humidity is still to high. Incubator ventilation V/S humidity
     
  10. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jarhead,your very welcome.
     

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