Has anyone left their chicks at 55% humidity during lock-down?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Kramspott, May 31, 2012.

  1. Kramspott

    Kramspott In the Brooder

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    Coming up on day #18 for some 9 eggs entering a staggered hatch.

    4 eggs need to go Saturday to the second incubator waiting in the wings which is purring @ 99.5 and 72-75% humidity for the last 4 days before the switch.

    My question is, the current incubator with the nine eggs has been running like a champ at 50-55% humidity all week.

    Has anyone left their chicks at 55% humidity during lock-down?

    I opened the second incubator and even though my gauges are correct it was 'thick' in there at 75% humidity even with the fan blowing.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Crowing

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  3. freebyrd

    freebyrd In the Brooder

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    take out some water or open the vents. the fan actually helps rise humidity.
     
  4. BayGoose

    BayGoose Chirping

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    I leave mine around 60% when hatching. Once the first chick hatches, it naturally raises the humidity.
     
  5. cmfarm

    cmfarm Songster

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    I have hatched many chicks at that humidity. My last hatch I did a dry hatch from start to finish and they did great.
     

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