I have been asked about water in an incubator.
“Hi there I was wondering if you put water in the incubator when eggs are incubating ? Thanks write back asap. Ekram”
When incubating eggs the eggs need to have a level of humidity in the incubator in order to hatch. One way to attain the correct humidity levels for the eggs is to put water in the incubator during the incubation. Click on this link to learn about the different humidity levels for different types of eggs.
You can raise the humidity levels in an incubator by adding more water to the water trays in the incubator. You can also try to increase the humidity levels in the room in which the incubator is.
Other ways to increase the humidity levels in an incubator include:
* add a jar or tray of water
* add a wet towel
I believe that low humidity is caused by high temperatures which dry out the water trays in the incubator and help the humidity in the atmosphere evaporate.
Some people will do a dry incubation or dry hatch which means that they don’t put water in the incubator or put very little water in.
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