Day 18 - Raising moisture content in Hobavator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by IzatKaren, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. IzatKaren

    IzatKaren Out Of The Brooder

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    So this morning was Day 18... I removed the automatic egg turner, put water into the second trough of the Hobavator and added a damp moist cloth.

    It is currently the start of DaY 18 evening: Temp is 99.7 with humidity of 70%.

    Will the humidity continue to raise over the next 24 hours? When should I be concerned? I'm told it should be close to 80 - 85% humidity. Anything else I can do to help raise humidity? Or am I in a sit & wait because I had to open Hobavator to remove turner?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Impress

    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sit and wait and watch. I hatch at 65% humidity, and never had a sticky chick, so I think you are probably just fine.
     

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