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?dry Climate? Lock-down Humidity???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by O.C.Chick, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. O.C.Chick

    O.C.Chick Songster

    Nov 15, 2008
    Newport Beach, CA

    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...


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