humidity question for those who've hatched out goose eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tebs78, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. tebs78

    tebs78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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?
     
  2. tnkinhunting

    tnkinhunting Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.:|
     
  3. tebs78

    tebs78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.
     
  4. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

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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.
     
  5. jkcove08

    jkcove08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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
     
  6. tebs78

    tebs78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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