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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

    May 30, 2015
    Is 60% humidity to high for days 1-18?
  2. Rod-T

    Rod-T Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2015
    Deer park, Washington
    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

    Oct 11, 2014
    Gouverneur, NY
    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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