Confused about humidity - please help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bargain, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    I've ready so many articles and I'm confused.

    What is the recommended humidity - first 18 days for a chicken (I have a round hygrometer I bought to put in the styrofoam incubator.

    And also for the last 3 days.

    My incubator has no fan and is a very old styrofoam one. Thanks.
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Chicken Eggs -

    Day 1 - 18 = 40 - 45% humidity.

    Day 19 - hatch = 70% humidity.

    In a still air incubator test the temperature at the top of the eggs and make sure it is no higher than 101 - 102F - actually no higher than 101.5 is better.
     

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