humidity question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by nicoletm24, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. nicoletm24

    nicoletm24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HEY! so far i'm on day 6 of my 2nd incubation. and with the new thermometer that reads humidity and temp has been amazing! temp is steady 99-100 but now the humidity i'm having some issues ... i think...it might not be a problem. it dropped to 30 % for 2 days. it had water in it and i filled it to the brink. and now it's back up to 51%...is 50's ok to keep it in?? i'm having issues with it getting any higher. but i don't want to drown the babies. which is what happened last time:hit
    i've been such a freak over the eggs...LOL i check on them all day. and check the temp all day long! i don't want something to go wrong.


    Nicole
     
  2. spikennipper

    spikennipper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    40-45% is fine for the first 18 days, 50% is a bit high, I've had hatches that have ran slightly lower at 30% for the first 18 and they have been fine, you'll need 60-65% for the last 3 days at lockdown.
     
  3. nicoletm24

    nicoletm24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is there any good tips for increasing that humidity for lock down?
     

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