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anybody have humidity around 70% w/ dry hatches?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Bock_Bock, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
    i have my humidity close to 70% but it still seems that some of my chicks are hatching out dry i lost 2 already the zipped but never popped i woke up to them it was so sad, i know my hygrometer is right as i used it before and had 2 in there, so i was wondering is there a way the hygrometer can read humidity in a still air incubator as having the high humidity but also having dry water wells is this possible?
     
  2. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    What is the humidity in the room ?
    I can't see that it is possible to have 70 % Hum with no water in the bator at all ! The humidity is wrong.
     
  3. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
    i was just wondering i guess they could be sticky from not being turned, but it was just weird to have 2 zip all the way but never come out, thanks for your input
     
  4. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    Sorry, but at 70% humidity you stand a better chance of drowning the chicks than them being dry. Re-check you hygrometer. With no water in the wells, the reading is wrong.
     
  5. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
    ok i will thanks
     

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