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

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

  1. marcuscarr

    marcuscarr Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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

    ginasmarans Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    marcuscarr Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens 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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2007
    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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