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We just moved here a few weeks ago from Florida...which is VERY humid.  I know people do dry hatches there.  Here in NC we have had the humidity levels rise and drop daily it seems. Then at night it gets cooler and dry.

 

So let the humidity drop a little right now...then on day 18 rise it to 60%?

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Thank you so much you guys. I really REALLY appreciate all of this :-) I am using a Hova Bator. I live in NC outside of Charlotte. I am slightly concerned about air cells. I candled them on Day 7 and the cells were not large. When I let my broody hen hatch (our one and only chick that I have ever hatched LOL) the air cell was larger. 

 

...SO, does this mean there may be too much moisture in there then? Should I let it drop a little? You all are saying at this time that you keep the humidity lower. 

 

Would that fix things? 

 

Thank you thank you!

 

 

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Originally Posted by tlouiselle View Post
 

We just moved here a few weeks ago from Florida...which is VERY humid.  I know people do dry hatches there.  Here in NC we have had the humidity levels rise and drop daily it seems. Then at night it gets cooler and dry.

 

So let the humidity drop a little right now...then on day 18 rise it to 60%?

If you feel they are small then yes, lowering it would be the right thing to do. As for hatching humidity, if you are hands off and not opening the bator you can use 60-65% with no problems. I am VERY hands on during hatch so I run 70-75%

 

I am in NY-Northern NY and I still run dry most of the time. If my bator doesn't stay 25-30% dry then I will add a wet sponge. 

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Awesome! Thank you!!! :-)  The babies will thank you too.

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