Humidity and Javas

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LuvinMyPeeps, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. LuvinMyPeeps

    LuvinMyPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know if Java's need higher humidity? If so, what's the ideal readings for prior to, and after day 18? (I'm using an $8 Wal-Mart "Acurite" Hygrometer/Thermometer and it's awesome).

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. corancher

    corancher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are the same as any other hatching egg.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Have you calibrated your AcuRite? I have one that reads 10% too low on humidity. Just checking.

    I use 35-50% the first 18 days and 65-70 the last three for all my eggs.
     
  4. LuvinMyPeeps

    LuvinMyPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, I need to calibrate it, but I bet I'm up too high anyway, even though I'm probably off a few degrees. I bet I'd get better hatch rates. I'm at 75% hatch rate on shipped eggs.

    The reason I ask is that I read (somewhere - can't remember where) that Javas do better at a higher humidity overall? Just wondering if anyone else heard that?
     
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2009

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