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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jt813, Feb 13, 2012.
what is the proper humidity level for my chick eggs in my ncubator i need to know fast please help
From Day 1 through 18, at least 30%, most do 50 to 60%. For Day 18 through 21, around 70%. Depends on several factors.
I do 50% lock down 80%
I incubate at 20 - 35% the first 18 days. Day 18 - 21 I go up to 60-65%
I keep my humidity in the 40's --- only adding water every 2-3 days when it drops significantly (more than 10%). Lockdown is around 65%.
It doesn't hurt to keep the humidity on the lower side during the first 18 days rather than risking it being too high.
You don't want humidity "too high" during the first 18 days because you can end up with some drowned chicks at hatch time.