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Is my humidity ok on day 3?

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Sooo I've not added any water yet- I'm on day 3. Temp 100 and humidity is 17%...am I ok? Is it fine to just add some water this evening?
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Sooo I've not added any water yet- I'm on day 3. Temp 100 and humidity is 17%...am I ok? Is it fine to just add some water this evening?

Personally I don't like my humidity less than 25% or higher than 40%. When I am incubating and my humidity doesn't stay above 25% dry I add a wet sponge (rather than deal with water wells) and it usually holds it right around the 30%. Do you know how to monitor the air cells? If not there's a good guide here: http://letsraisechickens.weebly.com/blog/throw-away-those-incubator-manuals-understanding-and-controlling-humidity

 

Good luck!

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A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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Thank you for your response!  I will check the guide out!  I will add some H2O tonight :) 

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Thank you for your response!  I will check the guide out!  I will add some H2O tonight :) 

You're welcome.

Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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