All pipped, can I raise humidity higher now?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by joe17, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. joe17

    joe17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2009
    I have a few paint silkie eggs and two went into lockdown. Both have pipped so can I raise the humidity as high as I want now because I don't have to worry about drowning? Can they still drown from high humidity even after they pip?
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2011
  2. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

    Nov 11, 2008
    Trenton, FL
    NOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! You will get sticky chicks! Please leave it exactly as it is and don't touch anything. There is no need to raise the humidity. If you raise it too high even after pipping it develops a sticky substance like tree sap and can kill your chicks before they hatch. They humidity will raise enough during and after hatch when they are drying.
  3. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 19, 2011
    Massachusetts, USA
    I have heard you need 60-70% hunidity to keep the chicks from shrink wrapping. Try a quick search using this humidiity number for more info. My LG manual says to increase the humidity at lockdown. GL

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