First Lockdown with 15 chicken eggs!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jolynn191978, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. Jolynn191978

    Jolynn191978 Out Of The Brooder

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    We are raising broilers for the first time and fumbling through the whole hatching adventure with a homemade incubator. I am on Day 18 and just locked down at 74% humidity and I am freaked out (in a good way) Too high? Any tips?
     
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  2. mulia24

    mulia24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    nope, that number of humidity is good enough. if possible raise till almost 80%.
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It's fine. It may be slightly high, but will come down over the next day or so on it's own until the chicks start to hatch, then it will rise really fast again. Hold tight and good luck with your hatch! [​IMG]
     
  4. Jolynn191978

    Jolynn191978 Out Of The Brooder

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    Help--what should my temp be during lockdown?? It is 102 now--too hot?
     

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