Humidity problems

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dancingbear, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. dancingbear

    dancingbear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some of my ventilation holes were inadvertently blocked, humidity was too high for several days. I'm wondering how much tolerance newly set eggs have for too much humidity. This was during the first week of incubation, the condition has been corrected. Humidity was over 50%, sometimes maybe 65%, for almost a week. It's now 35-40%.

    I'm wondering if I've killed all my eggs and should start over.
     
  2. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    I wouldn't stress, eggs are laid in humid environments all the time. I would personally dry incubate until day 18 or so. JMO
    Good luck
    Krista
     
  3. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Agree with klf73.. Don't even look at the humidity until day 18. Your eggs should lose enough water by then if the humidity is low enough.
     
  4. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland
    yup yup i never even glance over at the humidity during incubation... i only keep my eye on it from day 18 and up
     
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Your fine....
     
  6. dancingbear

    dancingbear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, everybody, I'll just candle them again soon, and meanwhile not worry about it. I was reading all about mushy chicks and drowned embryos, I was afraid I'd drowned my eggs.
     

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