humidity Please help!!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by froggy, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. froggy

    froggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what is the humidity suppose to be in the last days please
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    About 70% in the final 3 days.
     
  3. SilkieCRZYness

    SilkieCRZYness Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you keep it at the 45-50% humidity like it has been the other 18 days for the last three will it still hatch, or without raising it everything dies?
     
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  4. SilkieCRZYness

    SilkieCRZYness Chillin' With My Peeps

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    as well as how does a momma chicken we is on day 18 of 21 sitting on her eggs raise her humidity 20% more for the last 3 days, does she sweat more to make more moisture on purpose? or is this 70% humidity thing just a guess? thanks
     
  5. SusanJoM

    SusanJoM Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mama hen doesn't leave the next over those last three days, and she pretty much sheds her breast feathers. I don't know the exact mechanism, but she definitely raises the humidity during those last three days.....which is why we need to too....I don't think it's "just a guess" at this point.

    Susan
     
  6. SilkieCRZYness

    SilkieCRZYness Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im convinced just wanted to see how god created chickens to do this the last three days, i didnt know that broody hens would leave the nest alot during the first 18 days.
     

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