Humidity for incubation??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickdaddy103, Dec 19, 2016.

  1. chickdaddy103

    chickdaddy103 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 27, 2016
    Hey everybody, I live in Florida and we have been having insane humidity fluctuations. Started incubating around 55%, which was hard to keep because of how dry it was, and now just ten days later we've had so much rain we have 100% outside humidity and 60% in the incubator. Is there any chance my chicks will hatch healthily?
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    There's no harm in seeing how things go, but the humidity before lockdown (day 18) was higher than is conventionally recommended, and the post lockdown humidity a little too low. I'm sure that the hatching gurus will have more to add - I'm just a newbie at the incubator game.
  3. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

    Aug 1, 2015

    Depending on air cells, you very well may have to lower humidity. There aren't any set instructions for what to keep it at, you just have to adjust as you go along....
    Here's a chart to help you decide.

    If it looks like you need to reduce humidity, putting rice in the bottom will help lower humidity.

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