Day 19, 20, and 21

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by indigo flats, Jan 31, 2017.

  1. indigo flats

    indigo flats Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 29, 2017
    Elgin South Carolina
    In reference to my other post on humidity what percent should I try to stabilize at for the last three dsys?
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2017
  2. orrpeople

    orrpeople Learning... by making mistakes. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2016
    State of Jefferson
    There are a few different opinions on this. I can only tell you from my personal experience that 60-65% works well for me. When your chicks hatch, the humidity - from their wet little bodies - will skyrocket.
    I dont use the trays to increase my humidity (Small Hovabator 1588), I use small sponges. These tend to be easier to throw in, snatch out, and refill without lifting the top and losing my humidity. Although, the best thing would be to not have to open it at all, my climate is pretty dry, so I have to continue to make adjustments for the first day or so of lockdown.
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    I would try to get it from 65% to 70%. That's what I use when I hatch chicks, with good results.

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