Day 3 humidy seems high

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by michiganlarry, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. michiganlarry

    michiganlarry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last night the humidity in the bator was up to over 50%. Is this going to be a problem? I still have both plugs in the hovabator 1602n. Any suggestions?
     
  2. pascopol

    pascopol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Some experienced hatchers take the plugs off from the day 1 to allow full flow of needed oxygen to the eggs.

    Plugs are only for a purpose of keeping humidity in.

    Since your humidity is up there I would take at least 1 of the plugs off, and see if humidity drops below 50, if not I would take off 2-nd one.

    It is not going to hurt anything, just increase fresh air flow to the eggs, especially if you are running full load (40 +)
     
  3. michiganlarry

    michiganlarry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Only have 18 eggs in there. I wanted to check before I pulled one or both of the plugs.
     

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