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60% Humidity too High?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LaurynRose, May 9, 2016.

  1. LaurynRose

    LaurynRose Out Of The Brooder

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    Is 60% humidity to high for days 1-18?
     
  2. Rod-T

    Rod-T Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First 18 days 45% last 3 70%..
    Checking air cells by candling let's you know where to keep humidity
     
  3. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    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...anuals-understanding-and-controlling-humidity
     

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