Ugh, Day 19 and can't keep humidity up!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by xpButtercup, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. xpButtercup

    xpButtercup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Opened the second vent plug as instructed and having a heck of a time getting the humidity up even with adding water to all wells, plus a margarine tub of water, damp washcloth and now a sponge too!!

    *sigh*

    What's my target, again? 60%? I'm barely holding on to 40% which wasn't hard to reach up until now ...
     
  2. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    I never open the vent plugs until it hits over 70%, which it will when they start pipping.

    Edited to add: you want to aim for at least 60%; 65% is good.
     
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2009
  3. duck&chickencrazy

    duck&chickencrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2008
    Indiana
    leave vent plugs in until they hatch then take them out
     
  4. Scraps

    Scraps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    End of a dirt road...
    I leave the both vent plugs in as well. I take one out when the humidity goes
    over 70. 65% is my target, same as LilRalphieRoosmama!!!
     
  5. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    I never have the vent plugs in and have no problem keeping humidity up. I would think the air in the room is very, VERY dry. Try a humidifier, maybe. That babies are going to need that air.
     
  6. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    I run a humidifier in the room with my incubator. It is a pretty dry climate here so that helps keep it where I need it to be. Have a good hatch. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. xpButtercup

    xpButtercup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm at work now, but DH is home setting up the humidifier in my home office, which is where we set up the 'bator because the cats are NOT ALLOWED in there. [​IMG]

    I just hope the humidity doesn't mess with my computers!! [​IMG]

    Day 20 ... [​IMG]


    (UPDATE: Able to get the humidity up to 61% finally!!)
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2009
  8. xpButtercup

    xpButtercup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WE HAS A PIP!

    One of my Easter Egger mutt eggs (from the fridge) has a pip!!

    [​IMG]

    Going to be a long night!!
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2009
  9. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    yeah! woo hooo! chickies soon!
     

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