Day 21 and half ... Humidity Drop

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ichoudhury, May 31, 2011.

  1. ichoudhury

    ichoudhury Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the Hovabator Genesis 1588. On the day 18th, I filled all the bottom section as much water it would hold but humidity wasn't increasing more than 60%. So I decided to add some wet paper towel (soaked in semi hot water) which spiked the humidity to 80% .. and kept steady at 75% after few hours.

    This morning about 9AM (40 min ago) , this guy came out [​IMG]
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    But Humidity dropped to 65% (which is strange as I thought after the chicks start to hatch, humidity should increase). Anyway, should I add some more wet paper towel or just keep my hands off at the moment? I see 2-3 more starting to chip .. or peep [​IMG]

    Thanks!
     
  2. nicoletm24

    nicoletm24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always keep my humidity at 65% for lock down, no higher. I would say they should be ok with it around 65-70. I've had some drown if you get it too high.

    good luck!
     
  3. ichoudhury

    ichoudhury Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, thanks for the response. I am now afraid as the humidity spike since the 3rd chick's arrival to about 80% .. hope I'm not drowning the other eggs [​IMG]
     
  4. ichoudhury

    ichoudhury Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so all together 4 hatched and all are healthy. 3 additional had 90-99% dev with no happy ending [​IMG] ...
     

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