Flucuating humidity?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ellenaspen, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. ellenaspen

    ellenaspen In the Brooder

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    I have a Brinsea Octagon 20 Advanced...my first time incubating. It has been holding very consistantly at 45-46% humidity. I candled this morning and then it went up to like 76% humidity but was coming down and then I had to leave. When I came home tonight and went to check on it...the tube from the humidifier to the incubator had somehow become disconnected and the humidity was 29%....

    Do you experts have an idea on what these flucuations may do to my eggs?

    I was so proud of myself...again...a newbie...I candled and I had identified three on the previous candling that I didn't think were a go. I still felt that way this morning so I took them out and opened them and all three were a no go...

    Now, I'm worried the humidity issue will disrupt the process I had going with the 11 remaining eggs...[​IMG]
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap

    Did you calibrate the hygrometer before you set the eggs? If not, you are certainly not the first person who never heard of it....
     
  3. quiltnchik

    quiltnchik Songster

    May 19, 2009
    Virginia
    Quote:Many people do "dry hatches" and consistently hatch near 100%, so I'm sure your babies are fine [​IMG]
     
  4. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    The humidity day 1-18 is about the average not where it is at any one point so drops an spikes are harmless. But from the point that the egg pips that changes. Drops in humidity then can be bad after that point.
     

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