The humidity in my incubator is dropping.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Oblio13, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have Marans eggs on day 13 in an R-Com 20. The humidity is set at 45%. It's been holding it perfectly until today. It's been slowly dropping, and is now at 36%.

    I've checked the settings, made sure there's water in the reservoir, etc.

    There's no tech-support number in the manual.

    Any ideas? I'd sure hate to lose these eggs.
     
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  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    If you can increase the surface area of water that would be great to get it back up.... I am not familiar with the R com series as it's way over my price budget to fiddle with one :p Low humidity like that won't hurt your hatch if it's not too long and the eggs dont dry out too much. I never check my humidity, just monitor air cell growth. Good luck!
     
  3. fdnick

    fdnick Master Chicken Hoarder

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    If you do not have any humidity pillows just add a sponge (soaked in water) or two to the bottom [​IMG]
    Denna
     
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  4. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get a sponge and wet it really good and stick it in there for now. You can call them at 1-888-667-7009.

    Plus you could calibrate it a little lower and it will adjust it self to the setting you have set on the display. I recalibrated mine a few weeks ago it seems to be running pretty good right now.
     
  5. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've gotten it to stabilize at 38%. I suppose that's good enough, if not ideal. I have no idea how I'll be able to raise it when they start hatching.
     
  6. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
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    You can reset the machine to factory settings and then let it run for 30 minutes and then calibrate it using your thermometer/hygrometer readings inside your machine.
    PM me if you need to know how to do it. Or if you call the number I posted above and tell them you need to reset it they can also tell you how.
     
  7. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I called the 888 number, they asked me the usual questions (check the water, is the fan running, etc.), then had me simply unplug it for a few minutes. That did the trick. Thanks for coming to the rescue.
     

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