Humidity has dropped to 55% during lockdown


9 Years
Feb 12, 2010
Kurtistown, Hawaii
On day 18 I raised the humidity to 65%, and it has maintained that until today. It is now day 20, and about 1/4 of the chicks have started pipping, but the humidity has dropped to 55% during the past few hours and none of the chicks are making progress, and I am worried that they are sticking. I have considered quickly opening the incubator to add more water, but I am very hesitant to do that. What should I do?
Don't open the 'bator. If you have a styrofoam incubator like a hovabator, you might be able to do what i do and add water through the vent holes. Every area is different, but hopefully a comfort, i hatch at 55% on purpose and have excellent hatches, so hopefully this won't be a problem for you.
Thanks for your advice. I was able to locate a syringe and a straw, so I added water through the egg-turner-cord hole. So the humidity came up to 73%, and three have hatched

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