This humidity is driving me CRAZY!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LoneCowboy, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    Last batch went so good, mild humidity problems at the last few days, but not horrible.

    This time it's been a nightmare!! Of course outside humidity has been going crazy too.

    It's either too high all the time, 55-68% or too low, 14-16%

    I even have the plug open on my 1588.
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    This of course is a batch of really important eggs. I think the bator knows this and is just trying to make my life crazy
  2. jeaucamom

    jeaucamom Songster

    Oct 1, 2007
    Ophir, CA
    I am so sorry you are struggling with this hatch!! It's enough to put one in the looney bin isn't it???? I sure hope it stabilizes for you!!
  3. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I figured out with mine to just add a capful of water at a time to keep it at 45-50%. The humidity in the room I have it in reads 46-56% at times. Hope you get it figured out. Oh and I have to leave the red plug out too. Good Luck on your hatch.
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2008
  4. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    I'm having terrible humidity problems too. We heat with coal, and I think it makes our house very dry. I have wet sponges and paper towel in and it's still not high enough. The chicks seem to be hatching cleanly, so I'm not going to stress over it too much. Good luck with yours! [​IMG]

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