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my eggs should come in any day and my humidity is not going above 25%. i have done everything ive read. added more water surface area, increased/ decreased ventilation, etc. my temperature is doing great and is staying steady at 99-100 degrees Fahrenheit. any suggestions?? my eggs come in tomorrow!
 

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How confident are you the instrument you're using is working? You can try putting it somewhere you know the humidity is high, like boiling water in the microwave until it's foggy in there. Then set instrument in there to see if it moves.

Or go pick up another one.
i will try that, thanks.
 

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How confident are you the instrument you're using is working? You can try putting it somewhere you know the humidity is high, like boiling water in the microwave until it's foggy in there. Then set instrument in there to see if it moves.

Or go pick up another one.
it seems to be working fine, it must be something of my doing.
 

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i made my own, i got a large plastic bin and cut chicken wire into the top. what im thinking is that the chicken wire is letting all the humidity out so i should try to replace it with plexi glass or something of that kind. i found that when i put boiling water into the incubator it shot up to 50%, but i cant always have boiling hot water in there.
 

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when i put a towel over the chicken wire all that happened was the temperature went down because i have the heat lamp over the chicken wire. would the heat lamp penetrate through the Plexiglas? thats what im concerned about.
 

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I need a pic. Chicken wire shouldn't affect it all. It also doesn't sound like something you want peeps hatching on though.

I'm wondering now if there is simply too much volume to get the humidity up enough. Or that your probe or gauge or whatever you're using is positioned too high.

I really need a pic.
i will send a pic, but the eggs would be hatching on a towel, and the top has chicken wire on it.
 

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this is what i have done so far, i will add screening over top the chicken wire so they cant fall through, im going to go around the perimeter with tape so there is no chance for them to cut themselves and im going to add the aluminum foil to the sides again to get my temp back up to normal. any other suggestions?
 
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