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

applesweets

In the Brooder
8 Years
May 20, 2011
48
0
22
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.
 

autsie

In the Brooder
11 Years
Jun 22, 2008
75
0
29
I would leave it. Once you have one hatch it will bounce back up.
 

applesweets

In the Brooder
8 Years
May 20, 2011
48
0
22
Actually, I apologize! I miscounted my days or temporarily lost my mind. It is still day 21 for another 2 hours
Oops!
 

applesweets

In the Brooder
8 Years
May 20, 2011
48
0
22
First hatch...nuff said
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.
 
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jvls1942

Free Ranging
11 Years
Oct 16, 2008
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7,163
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wausau,wisconsin
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..
 

applesweets

In the Brooder
8 Years
May 20, 2011
48
0
22
I'm going to go CRAZY!!
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)
 

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