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what are the humidity levels supposed to be ?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by orlandoluv1, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. orlandoluv1

    orlandoluv1 Songster

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    sorry but i cant find the post that says it so if someone could quick fill me in. cause ive been having problems mainataining a consistent humidy in the incubator.
     
  2. KYBOY

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    well about 40%-50% first 18 days then up 60%-65% on days 19,20 and 21
     
  3. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Here's info for what humidity different eggs should be incubated at...scroll down about half way thru the page...Incubation Info

    Dawn
     
  4. orlandoluv1

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    i think the humidity inmy house fluctuates too much and it gets really humid in the bator. is there anything i can do to stop that fom happening. right now i went in there and the humidity was at like 60 ahhggggghh i dont know what else to do i am definately investing in a better bator.1588 for me!
     
  5. KYBOY

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    I like my forced air LG pretty well but its going by-by soon as possible. [​IMG] I burn a lot of wood and have electric heat also. Both suck the humidity right out of my house. Temp spikes of 10* are a normal thing in most any room depending on day or night. If I had central air and heat it would be great, but I dont [​IMG] I can fill all the water trays up and still only have a humidity level of around 35% :mad: I have to add extra cups just to get up to 40% [​IMG] Then befor hatch I had to plug the drain holes in the bottom so I can fill the whole bottom with water to get to 60% [​IMG] .........Its a full time job to run a styrafoam bator in my house. Im going to get a sportsmen as soon as possible. Cover it at night, uncover in the morning. Re-fill all the extra water trays constantly...Under ideal conditions it would be great. I just cant accomidate ideal conditions.
     
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2008
  6. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

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    i think the humidity inmy house fluctuates too much

    Where do you live?

    Here is what I would do:

    Run the incubator, empty of eggs and completely dry for 2 or 3 days, taking regular humidity readings. If the Humidity doesn't rise above 50% you are good to go. Raising low humidity is easy, you just add water untill it's right and open ventilation holes if it goes a little too high.

    If the humidity is OVER 50%, then you need the incubator in a dryer atmosphere. Either move it, or use a dehumidifier in the room.​
     
  7. franfoley

    franfoley In the Brooder

    The problem I am having is the wet bulb vs the other?

    I have maintained my humidity at 58 % for the first 18 days.

    Do I now have to raise it to 65% for the last 3 days?
     

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