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humidity level !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jt813, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. jt813

    jt813 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what is the proper humidity level for my chick eggs in my ncubator i need to know fast please help
     
  2. TaylorHobbyFarms

    TaylorHobbyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From Day 1 through 18, at least 30%, most do 50 to 60%. For Day 18 through 21, around 70%. Depends on several factors.
     
  3. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do 50% lock down 80%
     
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  4. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    I incubate at 20 - 35% the first 18 days. Day 18 - 21 I go up to 60-65%

    Good luck!
     
  6. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.

    Good luck!!
     

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