WATER ON HOVABATOR WINDOWS!! DO I WIPE OFF???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by leecey411, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. leecey411

    leecey411 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the humidity up as needed for the last three days of incubation, now there is condensation on the windows of the Hovabator. Do I dare open the windows and wipe clean???
    Will water droplets fall on the eggs and cool them?
    Help!
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    That means your humidity is probably too high. Open the two red plugs on the top and it should clear up in awhile.
     
  3. leecey411

    leecey411 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Cynthia, I have two humidity meters that say the humidity is bewtween 75-80, so I think that is ok. It is chilly in my house and that is why there is condensation. I do not want to upset the humidity if its right. Dazed, tired and confused!!!
     
  4. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

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    What day of incubation are you on? If it's before day 18, it's actually a bit too high.
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    My house stays fairly cool where my Hova is and I've never had the windows fog much, so it could be that your humidity is a tad higher than your hygro is reading. Just use your own judgement as to whether you think that's true, easier said than done, I know!
     
  6. leecey411

    leecey411 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am on day 19!
     
  7. LUVMYCHICKS

    LUVMYCHICKS Out Of The Brooder

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    I did drown my chicks last year from this. Half of my batch was lost! My son opened the unhatched (i couldn't do it) and he said they were fully formed chicks, but the egg was full of water. There was condensation on the window, but the hydro read 75 percent.
    So I bought another meter of a different brand and the old one actually read 12 points higher.
    Good call, Speckled Hen!!
     
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  8. leecey411

    leecey411 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok, that convinced me to hurry up, pop out the window , wipe and replace in record time!
     
  9. snugglepup

    snugglepup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DId you just put in water? If you put in warm water, sometimes it will fog up the windows for a few hours. If they STAY fogged up, the relative humidity is too high.
     
  10. leecey411

    leecey411 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you all for your help. I had added water to get the humidity up, added sponges and added a small dish with water. I tend to over do!
    After the earlier replies I decided to wipe the windows and remove the dish of water. This afternoon there was a bit of condensation on the windows, but nothing like this morning. My two hygrometers read about the same, 75%.
     

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