Humidity question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mstricer, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    I've been reading how many of you have you humidity very low for the first eighteen days. When I read the thread on hatching eggs states to have it between 58 and 60 for the first eighteen days then bump it to 65. Thats how I did my first eggs and hatch 4 out of the 5, The fifth was not fertile. Nothing at all in there but yolk. Now I'm hatching again and I'm sticking to the same thing am I wrong or is what I'm following incorrect. I'm SOOOOOO confused HELP.
     
  2. Peeper7

    Peeper7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sounds like you did a good job with the last hatch. Why would you want to change it?
    Humidity can be adjusted according to how the eggs are doing -- be sure they are losing the proper amount of weight in grams or that the air space is growing at a good rate but not too much. Then the last 3 days they should never be allowed to dry out especially once they pip.... I learned that the hard way...
     
  3. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks I am going to stick to what has worked for me. I cant wait till they hatch, they are BCM's and I dont have any.
     

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