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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by poultrykeeper08, Feb 17, 2009.
What should my humidity be at in My incubator ?
i start mine at 30 to 40%, then at day 10 i candle and if they are too big i bring the humidty up to 35 to 45%, and candle them at day 14 and see what they look like. but i think different breeds and places play an important roll in where to have it at. but this is what works for me here in NC. william
i think I read somewhere that it was 40-50 %, then lower it when the chicks are about to hatch. I might be wrong though. I only read that somewhere.
William is where I run mine for the first eighteen days then I up it to around sixty the last three days
Quote:First 18 days 40 to 50% (depends on where you live an at what elevation)
Day 19 through Hatch 65 to 70%.
You always raise humidity for the last 3 days of incubation.
I use 40 to 50% for the first 18 days and 60 to 70% for the last 3.
How do I adjust my humidity it is at 33% now with a 2lb container of water and a small bowl of water with a sponge, but how do i know when to increase the humidity and how do i raise the humidity it or is 33% OK ? ( i am trying to hatch duck, goose, and chicken eggs . How long does it take a goose to hatch? )
Quote:Day 1 thru 18 humidity range of 40 to 50% range, nothing higher.
Last 3 days 60 to 70% range is what I use. These are chicken humidity levels not duck!
Try adding a humidifer or a childs vaporizer close to your incubator or the room to help increase your humidity.
All in the bator at the same time? Not wise to try to hatch all that together at once. Chicks don't need as much humidity as ducks or other fowl. Duck incubation takes longer than chickens. Do you have a hatcher to send the chicken eggs to at day 18?
Put in the chicken eggs last night , can be taken out; can the duck and goose eggs be together? Didn't know; I built an incubator an I am trying to learn the tricks had to throw away the last batch they wouldnt hatch in stirafoam incubator i bought any advice would be so helpful.
Quote:Try reading this I think it will be helpful.
Here is another one....Chicken hatching humidity is way off on this one, not sure I would follow that at all !!! Drowning may occur. But it gives you a good idea of the time table for hatching different fowl.