Humidity during lockdown?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Newbie_Hatcher, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. Newbie_Hatcher

    Newbie_Hatcher Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm locking down my duck eggs tomorrow and was wondering what humidity I should aim for? I've seen so many different preferences for what it should, I'm at a loss for what to go with. I've had it at a steady 50% for the hatch so far. Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2011
  2. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ran at about 35% for the first 18 days and am on day 22 now. Humidity has been mid 60s during lockdown and so far I have 11/24 hatched with many pips still...
     
  3. kjhowe77

    kjhowe77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With the duck eggs that I just hatched Tuesday, I had humidity at 50% for the beginning and then 80-90% during lockdown.
    Good luck!
     
  4. latebloomer

    latebloomer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mid sixties is about where i was during lockdown too
     
  5. Newbie_Hatcher

    Newbie_Hatcher Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for all the responses [​IMG] I think I'll go for 60-70 ish. Excited!! The eggs have been rocking ALOT for the past couple of days [​IMG]
     
  6. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, didn't 'read' the question... You said duck eggs. Mine were chicken eggs - not sure if that matters...
     

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