*Humidity for hatching Silkie eggs, and resting question!*

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SundownWaterfowl, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    This week I am going to be receiving some Silkie eggs in the mail.

    I am going to use my Brinsea Octagon 40 to incubate them. The manual says to have the humidity at 40-50% relative humidity. Is that correct? Or should it be a little higher?

    Then for hatching it says 65% or more humidity? Is that right? What are you recomendations?

    Also, when I recieve them how long do you reccomend letting them rest? I will receive them at around 3:30pm this saturday afternoon. I was thinking to let them rest until around 7am sunday morning. Is that fine, or too long?


    This is my last hatch of the season, and I really want this hatch to go great. And I think it will. I just want to make sure I have all the humidity %'s down.

    Thanks in advance for all your help. [​IMG]
     
  2. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

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    I keep my incubators at about 50-55% humidity for the first 18 days and then I up it to 65-70% for the last three days.

    If I get shipped eggs in, I let them rest at least 8 hours. If they appear to have had a rough trip, air cells moving around, I do not turn them for a few days in the bator to let them settle even more.
     
  3. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    Yep... that about sums it up. They're no different than any other chicken egg. [​IMG]
     

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