Day 22 and my humidity is slowly decreasing...Help!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by applesweets, May 24, 2011.

  1. applesweets

    applesweets In the Brooder

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    I noticed one of the water wells has dried up and my humidity is down to 77%. I am on day 22 and no sign of pipping yet. Can/should I open up to add water? If so, should I also candle the eggs since it is being open anyways? Is 77% ok to leave? It has been dropping by 1% per day.
     
  2. autsie

    autsie In the Brooder

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    I would leave it. Once you have one hatch it will bounce back up.
     
  3. applesweets

    applesweets In the Brooder

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    Actually, I apologize! I miscounted my days or temporarily lost my mind. It is still day 21 for another 2 hours [​IMG] Oops!
     
  4. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Free Ranging

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    why are you worried about the humidity? it is plenty high..
     
  5. applesweets

    applesweets In the Brooder

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    First hatch...nuff said [​IMG] Everywhere else I have read that the humidity needs to be between 80-85%, however, on this forum, it seems that a lower humidity is better, but I don't know how much lower is ok.
     
    Last edited: May 24, 2011
  6. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Free Ranging

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    Quote:I know you were just joking, but for the people ho did not..:

    unless you keep your temp at exactly 99.5 and maintain the correct humidity throughout the whole 21 days, you cannot calculate your hatch down to the day/hour/minute..
     
  7. applesweets

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    What is too low for lockdown humidity?
     
  8. applesweets

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    I'm going to go CRAZY!! [​IMG] It could still be another day or two or three before anything! Come on chickees...the world is awaiting you!!! (Or at least my kidlets and I are) [​IMG]
     
  9. perolane

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    Quote:I agree......what has your humidity been the first 18 days during incubation?
     
  10. chicksntexas

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