What am I doing wrong?

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

  1. addicted2chicks

    addicted2chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 19, 2009
    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

    Apr 9, 2009
    Heart of Dixie
    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

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

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