high humidity?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hperk806, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. hperk806

    hperk806 Hatching

    Sep 9, 2014
    I purchased an incubator and have moved it to several different spots in my house but cannot seem to get the humidity lower than 60%...will that harm the chances ofthe eggs hatching?
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Yes I'm afraid it could harm the chances of eggs hatching. Too high humidity during incubation will cause the eggs to not lose enough moisture therefore causing the air sac not to grow large enough for the chick to pip into or if did pip into it it could drown the chick. If you have water in your incubator I would take it all out and recheck your humidity. https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101
    This is a great article on incubation with good info on humidity. Hope it helps and good luck :frow
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2014

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