What can I use for my Brinsea ??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by KKluckers, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    I forgot to order the evaporation pads and ordered them last night. Im using paper towels to keep it in the 40-50% RH range but they are leaking all over? What else is good to use? I thought about a sponge but I think I would get the humidity to high. Does anyone else have the same incubator?
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    It all depends on surface area, a sponge would probably be just fine.. if you even need it at all at this time of year!
     
  3. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    I will try a sponge. I have wood heat so it drys out the air in the house. *sigh* Its been so cold over here for the last few weeks.
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Yeah, seriously, it was in the mid 30's last night I swear!
     
  5. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    I'm so not ready for this cold [​IMG] I have to commute from Cle Elum to Renton for college three time a week. I think I will take winter off. I HATE driving in the snow.
     
  6. TerrasCritters

    TerrasCritters In a new coop

    564
    7
    151
    Oct 24, 2007
    I had to dig up my dahlias yesterday because they froze and died [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2007
  7. SloCrevs

    SloCrevs Chillin' With My Peeps

    496
    0
    139
    Oct 21, 2007
    Central Coast, CA
    Lol, I had the same problem, I used a sock.[​IMG]
     
  8. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    Yeah I hate winter. The snow is really exciting for a few weeks then Im sick of it. We are always plowing the snow in the driveway and it always seem liek something is freezing. Only four more months to go lol. I was thinking about putting a sock in there but tried some gauze. It works a little better. Cant wait for the evaporation pads to get here monday. My humidity went down to 18% but, I think it was for only a few hours got it back to 45% range. I put a humidifer in the room too and it seem to be helping.
     
  9. Julie in Al

    Julie in Al Chillin' With My Peeps

    191
    0
    139
    Jan 18, 2007
    Dothan, Al
    Try a Kotex Pad.
     
  10. jenlynn4

    jenlynn4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2007
    PA
    yep Ladies ummm personal items make good moisture "pads" [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by