Day 9 - fluctuating humidity

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Garden Gal, May 5, 2009.

  1. Garden Gal

    Garden Gal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all,

    I am on day 9/10 of incubating 23 eggs. Over all things have been pretty stable, but since yesterday the humidity has lowered to the high 20's. Prior to this, it has been between 39 - 47. Is this normal at this point? I've just been adding a bit (tiny) of water which brings it back up for a while.

    Any thoughts? (I'm using a Havobator 150N with egg turner).

    Thanks!
     
  2. TheBuff

    TheBuff Out Of The Brooder

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    20 means your water trays are dry. Add more water than a tiny bit.keep humidity 50 or higher.
     
  3. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

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    I keep my hum 30%-40% I dont add water unless it drops below 28ish !!! Mine was weired today also and would come above 30% for some reason !! Odd, LOL !! Just add a tad more water, no big deal !
     
  4. Backyard Farm

    Backyard Farm Certified Personal Chicken Attendant

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    I agree, sounds like your tray /channel is too dry. Add a little and see what your humidity is.
    I find I usually need about 42% to get a good decrease in egg weight by day 18.
     
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  5. Garden Gal

    Garden Gal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Many thanks!
     

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