Humidity Question...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Stumper, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. Stumper

    Stumper Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 16, 2009
    Fayetteville Arkansas
    I am on day 17 of my incubation and I have maintained a perfect 99.5-100 degrees and 35-45% humidity.. Correct me if Im wrong I need to try to hit the 75% humidity mark on day 19-20-21 correct?
    I have new clean sponges on stand-by to try to maintain this level in need be. I have 44 eggs ready on the 22nd and 3 kids foamin at the mouth to witness the process! Finger crossed!
  2. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 17, 2009
    Northern CA
    My incubator recommends 65-70% for days 18-21.
  3. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    Myself I set at 60%, not any higher than 65%. Has worked for me for 50+++ years. Any higher and they start drowning.
  4. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    I would start at 65% The humidity spikes when they start hatching out and you don't want to spike too high. Hard shelled eggs like Marans sometimes like a higher humidity at hatch, but mine hatch out around 65 too.

    Good luck!
  5. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 17, 2009
    My Coop
    I run mine 50-60% for the first 18 days and then 65-70% for the last 3 days.
  6. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    Quote:[​IMG] Good luck with your hatch. [​IMG] Let us know how you make out.

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