Humidity ... how high is too high during hatching?

kberndtson

In the Brooder
9 Years
May 12, 2010
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It's day 21 and I have seven eggs that are in my incubator. One died during pipping this morning and another two have hatched late this afternoon and tonight. Humidity is up to 76%. Should I be alarmed? How high is too high for the rest of the unhatched eggs?
 

kberndtson

In the Brooder
9 Years
May 12, 2010
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I'm really nervous about the humidity. I have two chicks that have hatched and four more to go. One hatched about 8 hours ago, and the other about 2 hours ago. The first baby is still pretty wet and doesn't seem to be drying out, neither is the second one. Humidity has climbed to 78%. I have am empty still air incubator (these guys are currently in one with a fan). Should I move the hatched chicks to the other incubator? What effect will that high of humidity have on my remaining unhatched chicks?
 

Three Cedars Silkies

Crowing
11 Years
Apr 17, 2008
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Gainesville, Fl.
It's fine. As Mahonrii said, the humidity will always spike while they are hatching...has been doing so for hundreds of years!! Probably natures way of preventing shrink-wrapped chicks.
 

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