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Humidity question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by iluvwyandottes, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. iluvwyandottes

    iluvwyandottes In the Brooder

    Aug 24, 2008
    i was wondering the dunce i am how much the humidity should be. I almost put them in without the water in the tray.[​IMG]
  2. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    I keep mine between 30-40% days 1-18, then 60-70% days 19-21.
  3. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Songster

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
    it ranges for diffrent people i say 40% to 50% for days 1-17 and 60%-70% days 18-21 or how ever long but it mostly depends on your humidity in the air around your bator
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:50% is too high for the first 18 days. I'd say 40% is the max.....I keep mine between 30-35%. The air around the incubator does make a difference, but only in the amount of water you're going to need to add....not what you want the humidity to be in the incubator.
  5. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Quote:What do you mean it mostly depends on the air around your incubator?
  6. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Songster

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
    as katy wrote above it has more to do with how much water you need rather then the percent but some people have there humidity set higher like i do cuz i live in california and the air is really dry here so the humidity drops faster, but if you live somewhere where there is humidity in the air then you cna have a lower humid level cuz the outside air wont drain the humidity from your bator
  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:You need the same humidity level in the incubator...it doesn't matter what the humidity level is outside of it. If you live in a dry climate you're going to have to add more water to the bater, but the level in the bator needs to be the same.
  8. Bammony

    Bammony Red-dress-less

    Aug 15, 2008
    Salina, Utah
    I keep my humidity at 70% the entire time. I have outstanding hatch rates. [​IMG]
  9. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Exactly what Katy said [​IMG]
  10. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Quote:Your gauge is right? I think 70% the whole time would certainly give hatching problems.

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