The perfect humidity solution...and it's cheap.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by marcuscarr, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. marcuscarr

    marcuscarr Songster

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    I have been struggling to get the humidity in my bator up past 50%, even with 3 water trays in there.

    Well, yesterday I was in Walmart and noticed that they have cheap humidifier refills...a 3 pack was 6 bucks.

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    So I pulled one water tray, cut a refill in half, and put the halfs in the other two trays...I am now at 68%

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  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

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    Kitchen sponges or a wet sock works well too.
     
  3. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    I've used a rolled up tube sock.
     
  4. marcuscarr

    marcuscarr Songster

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    but did you end up with stinky chickens? [​IMG]
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

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    A clean water soaked sock or sponges. Increase the surface of the water to increase the humidity in the air.
     
  6. jab91864

    jab91864 Songster

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    Northern Michigan
    I usually use a plain kitchen sponge, has worked great in the past for me.

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  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I usually use a sponge or a wet washcloth.
     

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