How bad is this?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by coffeemama, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
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    So my eggs were on day 16 yesterday-I was busy with a sick dd for the first half of the day so I didn't check my humidity. When out went out to look at 4pm, the humidity was 24% [​IMG] How devastating will this be for my hatch rate? Some should still make it through, yes? I have a hovabator 1588, so the temps are steady, and humidity has been spot on until this. I also don't want any frankenchicks-which I ended up with on a previous hatch due (I think) to some low humidity days (more than one and early on). What do you all think?
     
  2. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    I say add some water and keep moving ahead. They should be okay.
     
  3. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    Oregono
    Oh yeah-I immediately added water-dh probably thought the eggs were on fire with how fast I moved! [​IMG]
     
  4. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    If it was just the one day then you will probably be okay. I know your climate is a lot drier than mine though.

    Are they bantam or standard eggs? I know bantam are supposed to need more humidity than standard, from what I've read.
     
  5. BawGock

    BawGock Chillin' With My Peeps

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