Humidity help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Gazinga, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. ChazsChikNCoop

    ChazsChikNCoop In the Brooder

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    I have had alot of hits and misses with my hatching and I have found that kepping it around 60% then the last 3 days about 85%. If you can't get it high enough by just adding water to your trays then take a spray bottle w/warm water and lightly mist around your incubator, not the eggs though.
     
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Crowing

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    40-45% 1-18

    65-70% 19-21

    these are what I understand that most people seem to go by with some people doing much dryer and some a bit more humid.

    Good luck.
     
  3. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Songster

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    I think that the best answer for this topic is get some barnyard eggs and try different things for your area. It is really dry where I am so I am going to just try the "normal" of 40-50% 1-18 and then 65-75% 18-21. I will let you know how mine do!
     
  4. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Free Ranging

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    I have been reluctant to post on this subject due to the great variences of opinions...

    I shoot for about 40% 1-18
    60% for pipping

    do not mist.......I made that mistake

    mist goose and duck eggs, if you must mist, but not dryland birds.

    I would let your hum% drop to it's lowest point possible and then after a day bring it up to 40%...

    Of course, if you have your reservoirs completely filled, then it will probably take a week to drop..

    that will not do..

    remove any sponges etc. and as much water as you can..

    a damp bottom will take 2 or 3 days to dry up..
     

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