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

Kramspott

In the Brooder
9 Years
Jun 28, 2010
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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?
 

freebyrd

In the Brooder
7 Years
Apr 12, 2012
69
0
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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?

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

BayGoose

Chirping
7 Years
Jun 2, 2012
243
5
83
PA
I leave mine around 60% when hatching. Once the first chick hatches, it naturally raises the humidity.
 

cmfarm

Crowing
10 Years
May 3, 2010
1,439
469
261
Elgin, TX
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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