90% humidity Day 20..... Is that Bad?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by picklezoet, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. picklezoet

    picklezoet In the Brooder

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    I have my bator on "lockdown" and I just noticed the humidity increased to 90%+/- a few. Is that too high? I read somewhere that high humidity could drown them essentially killing the hatching chicks.

    Any advice or maybe someone who had this in the past?
    I live in NH so it is not that humid outside of the incubator.

    Thanks,
    Cat

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  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:are your plugs out of the bator? what kind are you using? Id stick to 75-80%-thats what Ive been told a bazillion times
     
  3. Mom2Cool

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    I agree I would lower it. don't know what kind of bator you're using but if you need to you can add water or take it out by using a straw with a nasal aspirator thought the vent holes... Good luck with your hatch! [​IMG]
     
  4. ljf24

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    90% is too high. I've always heard 75% to 80% just like the above poster said.
     
  5. picklezoet

    picklezoet In the Brooder

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    are your plugs out of the bator? what kind are you using? Id stick to 75-80%-thats what Ive been told a bazillion times

    Yep the plugs are out, they were the red rubber kind.

    That is what I was aiming for too. It was at %85 yesterday and I cam in today to see it around 90. I hope these are ok.​
     
  6. picklezoet

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    I agree I would lower it. don't know what kind of bator you're using but if you need to you can add water or take it out by using a straw with a nasal aspirator thought the vent holes.

    Thank You! That is exactly what I was wondering. I couldn't think of how to remove some water from the wells.​
     
  7. roche477

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    I would remove some of the water. That level of humidity is a little too high. I try and keep mine between 70 and 75% the last 3 days. The humidity tends to rise once they start pipping and hatching. Do you have any pips maybe? [​IMG]
     
  8. picklezoet

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    I think I know what happened. I went to slowly move the incubator off my classroom floor and up on my lab table (I wanted it out of view while they were developing) it seems that I must have spilled water into a section next to the well that have vent holes. Well the water suctioned the bottome to the floor as I was trying to lift it up. I cleaned it up. Hopefully that helps. Sigh... We'll see. I did see movement at least. That bator is due on Thursday. The other bator had cheaping as I was leaving for home this afternoon. Crossing my fingers that I will see chicks in the morning.
     

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