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Humidity levels please help!!

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Hello I have set 14 eggs about 12-13 days ago and everything is doing good one got caught in the egg turner and cracked so I threw it out I just set it that day so nothing started to form yet one has a tiny little crack in it and is still doing good and one was infertile so I am now left with 12 eggs and they are all forming so far and I am hoping for some chicks I have the humidity set at 35 percent and I have a staggered hatch so how do I set the humidity for the ones to hatch and the ones that are earlier in the incubation process so should I just set it in the middle between the two humidity levels needed for the two different stages or what thanks for the help
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The easiest way to handle staggered hatches is with 2 incubators.  You can up the humidity in one for the eggs about to hatch while keeping the proper humidity for the ones still incubating.  I know they are not popular at all, but Id get a Little Giant or a base model Hovabator and make a hatcher out of it.

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Well I have one incubator only and by the time I order another one they could be hatching or needing to be stopped turned this Isn't my first hatch just my first staggered hatch I just don't want to drown the ones still forming while the others are hatching
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