How much humidity is too much humidity? (during lockdown)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cupman, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. cupman

    cupman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went into lockdown a little over an hour ago and well my humidity has been giving me troubles. It's sitting at 80% or so right now but it seems to go up 1% every 20 minutes or so. I guess I'd just like to know what level of humidity do I begin to risk chicks drowning. Thank you.
     
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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You want it between 65 and 70% because when they pip, it will automatically go up higher. Open a vent and let some out.
     
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  3. cupman

    cupman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok maybe this is a silly question but my humidity got up to 83%. I released the plug and it's bouncing between 81 and 82%. If I keep this off will it continue to fall or is there a point where it won't drop anymore? The plug has been out for probably 40 minutes so far.
     

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