?dry Climate? Lock-down Humidity???

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  1. O.C.Chick

    O.C.Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,

    Can any of you who live in drier areas tell me what humidity levels you use during lock-down? I am in coastal So. California, which had normally been about 55% humidity outside until the weather shifted recently with all these big fires going on here. Now humidity OUTSIDE is at around 35%

    During the first 17 days, I kept the eggs in the incubator at an average of 45% humidity. Weighed a few yesterday and they had lost about 11% wieght and seemed to have a proper sized air cell. Just put my eggs in lock-down and after a bunch of fluctuations this afternoon, my humidity in the incubator is settling at 63%....Any thoughts on whether it's too low / too high?

    I know EVERY situation is different. Just trying to get as much information as possible and am wondering what other people in dry areas do that works for them...

    Thanks!!!!!![​IMG]
     

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