Help with temp and humidity on day 18 please

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by maisie, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. maisie

    maisie Out Of The Brooder

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    I am going to be upping the humidity today but want to know how much to drop my temperature by please.

    I have 9 eggs at day 18 of incubation and want to make sure i get the last few days right for them
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Quote:You don't drop your temps ever when you have them at the correct levels from day 1 to 18, they stay the same for day 19 thru 21 or until the hatch is finished.

    It's the humidity that needs bumped higher after day 18

    I use Day 1 thru 18 a 40 to 50% range in humidity, Day 19 thru 21 a 60 to 70% range.
     
  3. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    agree with above
     
  4. maisie

    maisie Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for that, i have had humidity at 35-45% so far. Also i am warming up my electric hen but cant believe how long it is taking to get to temp. Its been on for 5 hours now and still is only 28 degrees. Does anyone here have a hen for the brooder.
     

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