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60% to high?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CornerViewFarm, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. CornerViewFarm

    CornerViewFarm In the Brooder

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    Is humidity of 60% to high for incubating? I read some where that you should set it for 60 - 65 is that right?
     
  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    yes
     
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Until the last 3 days that's too high. Try to get it down to 45 or so....if it's not the last 3 days.
     
  4. That is too high for incubation. 40-45% is more like it. The egg has to lose about 12-14% of it's water weight by day 21 and with humidity that high, it can't. The chicks will be waterlogged and drown.
     
  5. CatCobb1983

    CatCobb1983 Songster

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    do you sell any of your eggs to hatch?
    Thank You,
    Cat [​IMG]
     
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:Who are you asking?
     
  7. CornerViewFarm

    CornerViewFarm In the Brooder

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    I was wondering the same thing,...okay i got my hum. set but my question is now can i put eggs in each day if i get about 12 a day? Or wait and put them in all at the same time?

    Thank you
    Austin
     
  8. TheKidAndDame

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    It is best to set them all at the same time. Plus, you will need to do that if you only have one incubator.
     
  9. kellim

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    Quote:I put egg in every few days if I need to, staggered hatches, and have different hatch dates but I am very careful while doing it. I have never had a problem with the higher humidity at the end hurting the other eggs, maybe I am just lucky. Now I do get the babies out of the bator as quickly as I can as to keep them from bumping the other eggs around.
     
  10. CornerViewFarm

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    I put egg in every few days if I need to, staggered hatches, and have different hatch dates but I am very careful while doing it. I have never had a problem with the higher humidity at the end hurting the other eggs, maybe I am just lucky. Now I do get the babies out of the bator as quickly as I can as to keep them from bumping the other eggs around.

    I have a egg turner so would i just take a rack out and place the eggs that were on that rack on the platform of the bator?​
     

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