High Humidity Hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ENGEC35, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. ENGEC35

    ENGEC35 In the Brooder

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    Has anyone ever hatched successfully after running humidity high for the majority of the incubation period?

    I have 7 Speckled sussex eggs on day 21/22, no signs of hatching yet
     
  2. Poultry keeper12

    Poultry keeper12 Songster

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    What's the humidity?
     
  3. ENGEC35

    ENGEC35 In the Brooder

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    It was mistakenly between 75-90% for the first 12-13 days. Then we corrected it to keep between 20-35% until day 18 when we went into lockdown.

    It was a bigger issue for us as the eggs were shipped and already had some saddled, detached air cells. After realizing, it was hard to track air cell growth.

    Day 21/22 today, and in lockdown, but I candled one egg and noticed the air cell did pull down a LOT. So this 1 egg looks good, may be one of my only ones with a normal air cell.

     
  4. Poultry keeper12

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    Hey, is the humidity at 70-75% also if you cept the temperature low, that would be another issue. Best of luck
     

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