Please help me. I have a homemade cooler incubator. All hooked up. Temps great. Humidity way too high! 83! I live in central FL, and don't know what to do. Dehumidifier won't work (I would need 8, as I have open floorplan). Any tricks to lowering humidity in just my bator? BTW, I used my temp/hum gauge in the room, and the hum was at 55! But temp was 76. What am I doing wrong?
Oh, could it be my fan, as I don't have a pc fan so stole the one from my air hockey table. (ok, it was the kids, but they haven't used it in forever, so they wouldn't notice) It doesn't blow cold, just fan only, but maybe it is too much?
I live in Houston and its humid here too. Here is what you do. You can easily raise and lower your humidity by increasing and lowering the SURFACE AREA of the water reservoir in your incubator. Since most people are not living with near 100% humidity all the time, it can be frustrating to think you've done everything like everyone else on here seems to be doing it - and then your temps are spiking all over.
1. First plug in bator to get temp right and thermostat is set - maintaining consistent desired temp.
2. Use medicine cups or Dixie cups to put one cup in at a time (don't pour in - set whole cup into incubator) waiting an hour in between until your hygrometer reflects proper humidity. Try to keep it at 50 - 60% until you are nearing hatch date - then add cups to get it to 70 - 75% so your chicks stay lubricated during the process.