Originally Posted by chicapee
I also use the low humidity incubation method, I have the same incubator and run between 25 to 30% days 1 to 18. I gradually increase the humidity during lock down to about 65%. I check aircell growth days 7. 14 and 18.
Originally Posted by AmyLynn2374
I run at 30% as well-usually. But I monitor my air cells throughout to know how to adjust. I wouldn't call 37-40 extremely high, but if your eggtopsies are showing a lot of excess fluid in them, that points to it having been too high. The egg wasn't able to loose enough moisture and during pip/zip he probably breathed in that excess fluid unfortunately. If you have others still alive unhatched, you might want to consider setting them up in cutdown cartons to hatch to help keep excess fluid down in the egg and watch them closely.
Edited to add, I use 75% at hatch.
I'm actually now not so sure if the humidity levels i stated were accurate, i hatched a lot of quail using the same incubator with the same humidity levels, i had a few shrink wrapped ones and upon checking it with a different hygrometer the one on the brinsea was reading 8% too high, i calibrated it but i couldn't remember if i reset it to factory defaults, i tried the same hygrometer and they were reading identical so i figured i had left the brinsea calibrated.
I just reset the incubator to factory defaults and the humidity didn't change, i will do the salt test with the hygrometer to see if that's off now.
I've got another pip and some peeping but im worried they will die too, I'm throwing tissues in there to drop the humidity but it isn't working too well.Edited by Shamo123 - 4/10/16 at 8:26pm