Has anyone had a successful hatch at 60% humidity????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dandydoodle, Sep 4, 2011.

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  1. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2010
    georgia
    Has anyone had a successful hatch at 60% humidity and then 70% at lockdown???? Anybody even have one little one hatch out with this humidity???
     
  2. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2010
    georgia
    Need advice I am on day 20 should I decrease the humidity. I was following the direction off a site I found. I have found a thread that says it should be 45 or 50. I am so confused now. I don't want to drowned them if I haven't already. [​IMG]
     
  3. crazyeggs

    crazyeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My first try at hatching I had 85% humidity during lockdown with a 75% hatch rate. I think it all depends on the person and what works for them. I have 9 eggs in lockdown right now at 65% himiditiy.
     
  4. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    have you candled them recently?.. if you did.. how big was the air cell and was there any liquid in the air cell?..

    if the air cell was large enough and is not filled with fluid they should hatch fine on their own..
    if the air cell is tiny then the chick may be too large to hatch by itself..
    if there is fluid in the air cell then the chick will probably drown when it internally pips... if there is fluid you CAN try to remove it manually.. but you would need to be very careful so you don't accidentally cause them to be shrink wrapped
     
  5. bantamsrmyfav

    bantamsrmyfav Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a 100% hatch rate with shipped eggs on 70% humidity the last day of the hatch. I also kept one bedroom window open during the day. Have any hatched? What are you hatching?
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

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