What am I doing wrong?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by addicted2chicks, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. addicted2chicks

    addicted2chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got my incubator going today because I have eggs on the way. I started it early this afternoon. I have a LG still air with egg turner. I am closing in on the temp I have it anywhere between 100-103 and am getting closer to my wanted temps of 101.5-102. But my humidity won't rise. It has been at 34 for the most part of the day and I keep adding water and got it to 35 but why can't I get it to 50? ugh!
     
  2. Crickett

    Crickett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try heating the water before you put it in. The steam will raise the humidity.
     
  3. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    35% is good for day 1-18

    My normal hum is... day 1-18 30%-40%
    on day 18 up hum to 60%-65%

    To get hum higher closer to hatch time you can wet a few new sponges (with hot water) and put them in the bator !!

    Here is some info for you about hum..... https://www.backyardchickens.com/LC-DryIncubation.html

    Good
    luck, sounds like you got things good right now !!
     

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