humidity question for those who've hatched out goose eggs

tebs78

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I was told by the people whom I bought my goose eggs from that from thier experience the more humidity the better and to crank it up more 3 days before hatching. Ok well today is Hatch day, and the humidity seems to be going high all on its own!! I have the R-Com 20 and from my understanding there is no vent to pull. I have it turned down to 65% but its keeping at 80% on its own, do you think thats too high? Or is that the eggs doing that?
 

tnkinhunting

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Feb 7, 2008
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I have never hatched any but have some ordered and from what I have read you are supposed to keep the humidity at 50% - maybe someone experienced will step in and help here.:|
 

tebs78

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yeah I am baffled as it has not done this on any other hatches, but they were chickens...gosh I want to go home and check my eggs!!! My husband wont be here for another hour or two and we have to ride home together or he doesn't have a car to get home. we are about 30 miles from home, lol.
 

twigg

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Mar 2, 2008
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The R-Com is programmed to produce the right conditions.

Presumably you have it set to *Goose* and it's following it's internal programming.

Unless you get a qualified alternate view, I'd leave it alone.

I haven't hatched goose or duck eggs for a few years, but do recall the humidity is considerably higher for water fowl than for land based species.

It sounds ok.
 

jkcove08

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Apr 12, 2007
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That is fine for goose eggs. You should have it to 75 for chickens on the last 3 days. Goose eggs are so thick that 80% is fine for them. Jenn
 

tebs78

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Thanks, I don't have the R-Com professional so its not set on any paticular breed. I just set the temp and humidity...

glad to know it sounds oka
 

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