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When your still air, diy incubator can't raise the humidity on day 19.....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by thebulg, May 7, 2016.

  1. thebulg

    thebulg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You get desperate haha!

    It's working, by the way. Certainly not the most efficient or even the smartest, i am sure.

    I tried sponges and for whatever reason, it wasn't working. Tried washcloth and the temperature couldnt get back up. So here we are ha! We are going to build a better set up for the next hatch. I tried this on a whim and amazingly it worked.

    Sort of.

    Ha.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Necessity is the mother of invention. Well done.
     
  3. thebulg

    thebulg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Umbrella is fully upright niw and i got out another thermometer to do a wet bulb temp. I'm not sure i am trusting my digital hygrometer. I should have trial and errored this before i started, but i never expected to even make it to this point. I figured for sure i would fry them. Oye. If hstch day had been 3 days ago, i could have done it without adjusting a thing. We had a hot, rainy stretch and the house was humid enough to take care of it on its own! But i guess battling nature is one of glories of playing God and hatching chicks without a hen!
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Way back when, I always incubated in an earthen cellar which maintained fairly consistent temperature and humidity. External environment can impact incubation in my experience.
     

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