could someone explain humidity briefly?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by farmerRyan, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. farmerRyan

    farmerRyan In the Brooder

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    I have searched this site and the net to try and find out the best humidity.
    Some say use no water and keep it at 30%
    Others say 50-60 is best. I've also read to keep them as humid as possible.

    Since we failed our first 2 attempts at hatching, I want to make sure I've got it right before we set for a 3rd time.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Yiannisk

    Yiannisk Songster

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    Humidity is very tolerant but temp not anything from 30 to 50 % works for chickens for the first 18days
    what kind of incu do you have and at what temp ? you use it auto turn or manual?
     
  3. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Crowing

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    well what temp and humidity and what kind of incubator did you have for your first few atempts ??
    Humidity is between 30-50% depending on if your doing regular or dry incubation. I woudnt let it go over or under that for any period of time no matter what someone says . Temp though for still air needs to be 101-102 at the top of the eggs and for forced air it needs to be 99.5 though a degree one way or the other wont usually be fatal for short intervals.
    You put your eggs in and turn them at least 3 times a day from day 1-18 then you stop turning them and crank up your humidity to the 70s and dont open the incubator for the last three days.
     
  4. farmerRyan

    farmerRyan In the Brooder

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    Thanks!

    I have a hova bator 1602 with an auto turner being delivered. I need to give the TurnX I was borrowing back.
     

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