Day 1-18 and 18-21 humidity levels

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chickengirl1304, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. Chickengirl1304

    Chickengirl1304 Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,521
    40
    181
    May 5, 2012
    California
    What should my humidity levels be at for dry incubation?
    Thanks
     
  2. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

    16,722
    599
    411
    Feb 19, 2011
    Massachusetts, USA
    Generally shoot for 30-40% for the first 18 days.

    Please understand that you need to learn what your environment is. I can dry incubate in the late summer but in the winter I need to add water, just a little. THe key is to know how the air cell is developing. THAT is why moisture levels are adjusted. Candle the eggs to make sure they match a diagram that you can print out.

    In the desert areas, a lot of water must be added everyday because of the extreme dry. To humid Florida which at times isnn't dry enough even when dry incubating.
     
  3. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

    16,722
    599
    411
    Feb 19, 2011
    Massachusetts, USA
    Print this out. Use it while candling on days 7, 14 and 18.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2013

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by