hatching help!! HUMIDITY CONTROL

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rufflemyfeather, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. rufflemyfeather

    rufflemyfeather Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay so I'm learning and i have read A LOT from you guys.. However, I'm having humidy problems specifically WHEN they are hatching. had 2 hatch last night and they thought it was a race to see who could hatch first. meanwhile 3# was pipping.. turns out humidity skyrocketed!!! and chick 3# ended up here with sticky glue all over. was my humidity too high? do you open the bator to lower it when others are hatching? your advise PLEASE and Thank YOU
     
  2. rufflemyfeather

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    just had 1 hatch. humidity went from 65% to 71%. I don't need any more dry sticky chicks;(
     
  3. rufflemyfeather

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    Well I figured it out. Lowered the humidity and the last four hatched well
     
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  5. Becci

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    When they start hatching the humidity will rise a bit. This won't hurt them, as long as the humidity was good throughout incubation. It sounds like you need to lower both incubator and hatcher humidity. Never open the incubator during hatch, then you'll just end up with shrink wrapped chicks.

    Good luck!
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2012

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