humidity question while hatching?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Godiva, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. Godiva

    Godiva Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two standard cochins hatched!!!!!!!
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    I am so excited I can hardly stay in my skin! However, since these two hatched my humidity has soared up to 80% and seems to be going up still, should I open the vent plug? and hope it will settle a little? Or should I leave it closed? What is the right range to aim for at this point? I have 7 others pipped and 30 that haven't done anything yet? SO what to do folks?
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The humidity will flunctuate as they hatch. If it gets any higher open a vent plug but watch it and close it before it drops too much.
     
  3. Godiva

    Godiva Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much! I opened the vent plug and it is coming down! Boy am I having fun! Will get really fit from running a few hundred yards down to our workshop all the time to check on how they are doing! If I didn't have kids I would be there all day ... but there are meals to be fixed and naps etc. Good for me I suppose since it passes the time!
     
  4. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Congrats to you!!!!!!!! [​IMG]
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