Do I up the humidity on Day 18 or Day 19

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by madelynbelle, May 1, 2009.

  1. madelynbelle

    madelynbelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am on Day 18 or it will be exactly 18 days down to the hour at 3pm. Not that I am keeping track or anything. Do I up the humidity at 3pm today and take them off the turner or do I wait until 3pm tomorrow when they will be exactly 19 days to up the humidity. Or am I just being too nit picky. Can you tell this is my first hatch.[​IMG]
     
  2. willowcol

    willowcol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I usually up mine the night of the 18th day.

    Edited to add that I only up my humidity to around 55% so if you use higher humidity I would wait til tomoorow morning maybe.
     
    Last edited: May 1, 2009
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I always do mine in the evenings of day 18 when I take them out of the turner or stop hand turning. Candle one last time and add water to bump the humidity.
     
  4. madelynbelle

    madelynbelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks.....this evening I will do it then. Couldnt sleep last night.....geez you would think I was in labor and not the eggs:rolleyes: Guess that is where the term nesting comes from. Now it all makes sense
     

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