HUMIDITY HUMIDITY HELP

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by starryeyes, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. starryeyes

    starryeyes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So i have read different things about what it should be for the bator. I have a Hova bator with fan egg turner ect. i have chicks and duck eggs in there what works best as far as what should humidity stay at???
     
  2. Panther Creek Poultry

    Panther Creek Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I incubate at 40 - 45% and then up to 65% at hatch. there are as many opinions are there are number on the hygrometer, so take it with a grain of salt.
     
  3. Smokin Silkies

    Smokin Silkies formerly browneyebuttafly

    Mar 27, 2009
    Western, PA
    I was just reading that duck eggs need much more humidity than a chicken egg and not to put them together. I was searching for the right humidity for my first hatch and I got so many different answers also. I guess just pick one and see if that works for you. It all depends on the season, where you are from, etc. You will get many answers on this question. I just did chicken eggs and I chose to do 30%-40% days 1-18 and 45%-55% the last 3 days. This may work for you, or it may not. I would definately check with putting duck and chicken eggs together though. Good Luck!
     
  4. LoveMyBirds

    LoveMyBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I use the 30-50% range to day 18 also.. and then try to keep it at 50%-60% after that..

    I had so many eggs and wanted to hatch them before they went bad, so I put Duck, Turkey, and Chicken eggs together in one of my incubators..

    Like BrownEyeButtafly stated ..NOT good ideal.... LOL [​IMG]

    But I didn't want them to go bad on me... So hoping for you and for me on this round.. [​IMG]
     

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