Home humidity too high?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dragonchick, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. dragonchick

    dragonchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am still getting things prepared for this springs hatch. I was wondering about the humidity in the house affecting the humidity in the bator. Most of the posts I have read recommend the humidity at about 40% for fays 1-17 and 65% for 18 thru hatch. Well the humidity in my house is 65% without anything added to raise it, ie: no humidifier, or water simmering. Will this affect the days 1-17 and drown the eggs before they get a chance to start growing? I don't normally run the AC so the humidity may be higher in the spring and summer. Sorry for all the jv questions but I have never hatched an egg before.
     
  2. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    I just wouldn't add any moisture to the incubator if your home humidity is that high. I know someone in Hawaii that always "dry incubates", because it's always humid enough. You will still want to monitor it to make sure it doesn't get too low inside the incubator, though.
     

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