Humidity at lockdown should be.........(fill in the blank)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Hennypen, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. Hennypen

    Hennypen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I must have messed something up during my last hatch to have gotten as many bloody umbilicals as I did. The humidity level was at 70% the whole time dropping down to 65% a few times when the water level got low.

    So, what SHOULD it be?
     
  2. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2010
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    I do 65 degrees
     
  3. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2010
    oregon
    what happened.and did you calibrate your hydrometer?
    I did not first hatch and when I did found it was way off.
     
  4. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Mine was 70% - 75% (when hatching was going on) with no problems so i really do not know.
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2010
  5. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    I like to keep it as near to 65% as I can get. Do be sure to calibrate your hygrometer as it is very common for them to be off.
     
  6. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

    Jun 18, 2009
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    65
     
  7. geosheets

    geosheets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I shoot for 75% at lockdown and as soon as I see the first pip I throw an extra wet sponge in and try to keep it at 85+% until they're all out.
     

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