chicks are coming out but the humidity is increasing

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by raylan, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. raylan

    raylan New Egg

    3
    0
    7
    Feb 26, 2016
    Need help. Getting worry. chicks are hatching but the humidity went up to 92 and its not coming down, Is this normal? Should I bring humidity down, if so, how should I do it with out opening the incubator.
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    17,879
    3,308
    471
    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    As the chicks are wet when they hatch this inturn causes the humidity to shoot up. I've hit 90% when many have hatched at once. As your chicks dry out and fluff up the humidity should decrease. Do you have all your vents open so there is plenty of air getting in the incubator? How long has it been in the 90 + range? If you really feel it's not coming down at all you could just pop the lid open a little to let some out but if chicks are still wet it will more than likely return to high percentage.

    Good luck with your hatch :fl
     
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2016
  3. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

    15,019
    2,497
    416
    Oct 11, 2014
    Gouverneur, NY
    xs 2 mine often shoots up to 90%, but it never stays there long because I am a meddler and I open my bator. [​IMG]
     
  4. raylan

    raylan New Egg

    3
    0
    7
    Feb 26, 2016
    Thank you everything is going well we have 4 hatched at the moment and one coming[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by