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How do I recover from low humidity?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sequoiacyclist, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. sequoiacyclist

    sequoiacyclist Songster

    May 29, 2010
    Visalia, CA
    Ok….I need you guys to help me out here. I just candled my eggs at day 12 and saw that they have lost too much moisture due to low humidity. I live in a very arid environment with humidity levels around 15%. After calibrating my hydrometer I found that it was reading 8% high. Now I have increased my humidity in the incubator to compensate for the 8% difference, but I fear that the eggs might have already lost too much moisture during the first half of incubation. Is there anything I can do to compensate for the initial loss of moisture? Should I elevate my humidity levels above the standard 50% to rehydrate the eggs for a couple of days? Any ideas?

  2. Julie08

    Julie08 Songster

    May 19, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    Some people dry hatch, humidity can be low, specially at the beginning you should be just find.

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