how low can the humidity be

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by stephanie1992, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    how low can it be for the 1st 18 days?
     
  2. Countrypunk92

    Countrypunk92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    depends, people incubate at different humidity.
     
  3. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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    stephanie I do dry hatching, so it can be pretty low.

    Chookschick has a cheatsheet for dry hatch and it's good.

    I don't add any water until day 18
     
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I think most people try to keep the humidity at least 35% for the first 18 days. Personally I keep mine around 40% to 50%. Right now even with all of the vents open it is 45%. When I set my eggs in lockdown on day 18 then I raise the humidity around 65% to 70%. If it goes a little higher, I don't worry.
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Differs among people. I used to think 35% was way too low, then after many seriously horrible hatch-rates (lots of dead, unborn chicks) I realized my humidity was much too high, dropped it to 35% through most of the incubation process, and now I get 100% hatch rate every time.
     
  6. wrestling_mom

    wrestling_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have mine at about 22 percent right now.
     
  7. Barbedwirecat

    Barbedwirecat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like 30-35% Chicks hatched wonderfully.
     
  8. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:That's too low, it shouldn't go below 25. If you are dry hatching.
     
  9. KandiandJerry

    KandiandJerry Chillin' With My Peeps

    I keep mine between 45-50% and then raise it on day 18 to 65% but it really depends on the person. but I definately would not go below 25 that seems to low
     
  10. wrestling_mom

    wrestling_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's too low, it shouldn't go below 25. If you are dry hatching.

    Day 15 and alive and kicking:)
     

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