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Best humidity for syrofoam incy?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by delaswim, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. delaswim

    delaswim In the Brooder

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    Right now mine is reading 26%, and I know that's low. I guess I need to add water to more channels. Any thoughts?
     

  2. jbowyer01

    jbowyer01 Just Me!

    Aug 29, 2008
    Hogansville, Georgia
    I run my homemade incubator at 50% for the first eighteen days, I then up it to 70-75% for the hatch so 26% sounds very low to me.
     
  3. kvmommy

    kvmommy Songster

    Jan 2, 2011
    Alot of people don't add any humidity before lockdown and do fine...in fact many recommend it. I think its fine. Mine ran a little low but when I added water it'd get too high. Then I kept it on the low side and they were fine.
     
  4. delaswim

    delaswim In the Brooder

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    I thought 26% was low too. I added water to some of the other channels and it registered 40% after about 3 hours. So I think I'm good to go. Just want to make sure I don't drown them with too much humidity.
     
  5. delaswim

    delaswim In the Brooder

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    Thanks so much for the link to that info! Definitely picked up some info I'll use. I didn't even think about the eggs being lower in the incy once you remove them from the turner. I bet a lot of people don't realized that either. Man I hope I get a decent amount of chicks from this batch.

    I've got 14 eggs going right now. They're due to hatch March 20th.
     

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