Are condensation droplets a good indicator of adequate humidity at lockdown?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by DanIndiana, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. DanIndiana

    DanIndiana Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 27, 2010
    Valparaiso, Indiana
    Day 19, humidity reads only 60%, but we are getting condensation on the window. Is that enough for hatching? I only filled the outer tray in my Hovabator, because I didn't want to go overboard.
  2. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    Generally condensation means your humidity is to high.

    I would doubt those readings.

    Good luck..............
  3. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 19, 2011
    Massachusetts, USA
    If your reading is correct 60% is fine. Though like the post above, I wonder if the humidity is too high. Turkey eggs are hatched at very high, over 80, for successful hatches--though you are probably incubating chicken eggs. I have hatched chickens with my turkey eggs and the chickens hatched fine. I don't leave the chicks in the incubator for long, until fluffed and then pull them out. Good luck ! [​IMG]

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