Trouble with Humidity

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jpepmiller, Mar 11, 2017.

  1. jpepmiller

    jpepmiller Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 2, 2017
    I live in Louisiana and am having trouble with my humidity in my incubator. There isn't any water in it and it's still hovering around 50%. Is that too high for the first 18 days?
  2. gpop1

    gpop1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2015

    if the vents are open leave it that way for a week then check the air cell size (look on line for a air cell guide). If the air cell is still to small then you can add rice to the incubator to try to reduce the humidity.

    Humidity is a general guide rather than a set number at the end of the day you are trying to get a air cell that's the correct size before lockdown (all adjustments take a few days before you will see any real results). If the weather is cool so the windows are open and the a/c is off then my humidity can climb to 50 with no water and its normally not a problem.

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