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Eggs hatching Saturday!! Humidity issues :(

Discussion in 'Quail' started by friskebluegills, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. friskebluegills

    friskebluegills Chirping

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    I have 55 coturnix quail eggs that are supposed to hatch saturday. The humidity in the incubator has been perfect until yesturday when it has spiked to 75% I can't get it down. I've tried everything, I've even taken out all of the water. I'm just using a styro foam one and this is my first experience with quial eggs, but I have always had really good hatch rates with chicken and guinea eggs. I got these eggs shipped to me, so I know that that will probably reduce my hatch rates, but will the humidy hurt them?
     
  2. pascopol

    pascopol Songster

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    Check your hygrometer. Digital hydros fail often, and are mostly inaccurate.

    I only use analog well calibrated hygrometers now.
     
  3. friskebluegills

    friskebluegills Chirping

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    I know that the humidity reading thing is working , because everytime I open the lid it falls pretty fast. It is pretty humid here right now, so I'm wondering if that is the problem, but it says our house is only 55% I have the plugs out of the vent holes in the incubator. Tomorrow is my lock down day and I think I'm supposed to raise it 70% then anyways, right? [​IMG] Do you think they will be hurt being more humid 2 days early? [​IMG] I really hope not, like I said before this is my first time dealing with shipped eggs and quial eggs, so I'm very nervous, but also really excited [​IMG]
     

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