How high does humidity need to be after chicks hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Donnigan, May 7, 2016.

  1. Donnigan

    Donnigan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my first hatch. Im using a yosoo incubater. The instructions didn't say what the humidity needs to be after the chicks hatch. For the first 18 days it says to keep it around 55. Then on lock down keep it around 60-65. So when they hatch what does the humidity need to be? Thanks
     
  2. Rod-T

    Rod-T Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They don't need humidity after you take them out of incubator. . Keep humidity 65 to 70 till hatch is over
     
  3. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    No, humidity is controlled during incubation so that the egg looses enough moisture and at lockdown so that the membranes stay moist enough to ease the hatchers progress and be able to hatch. There is no after hatch humidity and controlling room humidity would be awful to attempt.

    What day are you on? 55% is fairly high for the first 17 days. I would recommend checking your air cells to make sure the eggs are loosing enough moisture.
     
  4. Donnigan

    Donnigan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're due on Tuesday. Do i leave them in there for a few hours after they hatch? When they hatch should i just turn the incubator off? I heard to leave them in the incubator till they're fully dry. Thanks
     
  5. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Some people don't remove chicks until the hatch is complete, some remove them once they are fluffed and/or dry, and still some of us remove them sooner once they are active and running around the bator. Don't turn the bator off until the all hatch and you are done.
     
  6. azjustin

    azjustin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You've got 72 hours once they are out of the shell before they absolutely need food and water.

    We usually leave them in for at least 24 hours to fluff up and get their bearings. If it's a delayed hatch, I'll let them go 48 hours before pulling people out after the bulk of the eggs have hatched. If the larger chicks decide to "go bowling" with the other eggs, a quick snatch will get them out so everyone else can hatch in peace.

    Don't be afraid to leave them in the incubator, it won't harm anything. Just beware that anytime you open the door you run the risk of shrink wrapping chicks or disrupting the hatching. Use intervention at your own discretion, it's not for everyone.

    Good luck.
     

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