Humidity drop halfway through hatch!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by slimpys, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. slimpys

    slimpys Out Of The Brooder

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    Yesterday was day 20 and by 10:30 last night 8 of the 19 eggs hatched. 2 more had pipped and hatched overnight. Humidity was around 70 or 75 when I went to sleep. I woke up and the humidity had dropped to 45 or 50. I brought it back up to 65, but is the damage done to the remaining 9 eggs?

    Also how to do prevent this in the future? Should I have checked in the middle of the night? Its only my second hatch, but the last time they all hatched on day 21 and the humidity went up as they hatched, so I didn't have to add water.

    Thanks for the advice!

    --Tracy
     
  2. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    WHen the chicks pip and zip they add to the moisture level. Your others will be fine. SOme poeple hatch at the current level you posted, others hatch at higher levels. YOu can add moisture. Especially if no others have pipped. Find Pete55 on going post for a good read. GL
     

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