Fluctuations of humidity

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lilwildrabbit, Feb 13, 2017.

  1. lilwildrabbit

    lilwildrabbit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had issues in the humidity baring so much the past 3 days it has went from 40% to 65 % but now has settled around 60% will that be an issue it's been just the first 3 days of incubation
     
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

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    Yes. That is WAY too high. Take water out and use the dry incubation method. Basically, unless you are in a very dry area, don't add water at all until day 18 when you enter lockdown. Then, the humidity should be about 60%-70%.
     
  3. lilwildrabbit

    lilwildrabbit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info thinking it was way too high
     
  4. lilwildrabbit

    lilwildrabbit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This area has a normal high humidity
     
  5. TheKindaFarmGal

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    How high? If it is above 35% remove the vent plug.
     
  6. lilwildrabbit

    lilwildrabbit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Around here it's always above 35% lol thanks for the heads up
     
  7. lilwildrabbit

    lilwildrabbit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looked for a vent plug no plug so I have the lid off just enough to vent unit it's down to 40 now temp is ok it's at 37.3
     
  8. TheKindaFarmGal

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    Ok, sounding good. Hope you have a good hatch!
     
  9. lilwildrabbit

    lilwildrabbit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the help my first hatch lost my sitter the other week so this is an emergency hatch
     
  10. TheKindaFarmGal

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    I read your intro, how awful to lose almost all your flock like that! I really hope you get a bunch of little chicks, and you can find a rooster soon.
     

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