TSC No fan BATOR Question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bigstack, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. bigstack

    bigstack Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2010
    Texarkana, TX
    I bought my Bator and turner ( no fan) at TSC. Temp Is dead on. I used 3 thermometors. lol I filled the little well with water but Humidity is only up to 42%.
    My cusin used to raise fighting cocks. He said he kept his humidity at 75-80 %. Then tried to get 100 for lockdown. He hatched over 1500 eggs a year. This is not what I am finding in threads. What should humidity be????? What is exceptable? Please advise! Eggs be here Tuesday... Hopefully!!!
    Thank You
     
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    A member last year put a hygrometer under her brooding hen and the humidity read around 37%, and around 50% the last 3 days. I aim for the 37%, then around 55-58% the last 3 days.
     
  3. bigstack

    bigstack Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2010
    Texarkana, TX
    ok, Thanks!!! I was getting worried. I will add soaked sponges for lock down and see how it works. Thanks again! I was just needing some more advice.
     
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I like putting a small cup in the bator and adding some water. Believe it or not during last spring I had to add a tablespoon everyday to keep the humidity right. That's all it took was one tablespoon!
     
  5. E.G.Glayer

    E.G.Glayer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats funny because I just had an old game cock breeder tell me the same thing yesterday [​IMG] so naturally I panicked and began looking up everything I could findout about humidity. I have taken just about everything from Storeys Guide as gospel and it says 60-62% until day 18 and about 70 from 18 on. So I turned to my friends at BYC, they haven't steered me wrong yet.[​IMG]
    I have an LG still air bator and my temp/humidity is at 102/55% , I had to add a wet sponge to get it up to that. It seems that most folks agree that while humidity is important it does not need to be that high {80% or higher}.
    One thing that I love about BYC is that no matter what problems us novices get into, there is someone online here who has already dealt with it.
     

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