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Is 60% humidity to high for days 1-18?
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First 18 days 45% last 3 70%..
Checking air cells by candling let's you know where to keep humidity
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Is 60% humidity to high for days 1-18?

Yes. Chances are that chicks will end up drowning at hatch with that much humidity, (at least in most table top incubators, especially styros).

 

I highly recommend a low humidity incubation (as long as the hatcher is NOT in a high elevation,) and monitoring air cells to judge when and if you need to adjust.  I prefer 30% for most eggs and if my bator will stay above 25% dry, I don't add water. If I need more moisture I use a wet sponge and never add water to my wells days 1-17.  I very successfully use this method (using an LG bator) http://letsraisechickens.weebly.com/blog/throw-away-those-incubator-manuals-understanding-and-controlling-humidity

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

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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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