Humidity question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lynnii33, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. lynnii33

    lynnii33 New Egg

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    Hi i am hatching chicken eggs for first time which are due to hatch in 3 days, have got the humidity up to 70%. When the chicks are hatched i plan to leave them in the incubator for about 48hrs. What i want to know is while the chicks are in there do i need to keep the humidity the same during that time. thanks lynsey
     
  2. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You need to keep the humidity right up as long as there are still chicks hatching. This is to stop them getting 'shrinkwrapped' - stuck in their shells. The ones that are already out will dry off fine in the high humidity, it'll just take a bit longer. Once your last chick has hatched, then you can reduce the humidity level so they'll dry off faster. Hope that helps and good luck with your hatch! What/how many are they?
     
  3. lynnii33

    lynnii33 New Egg

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    There are 5 silkies. thanks so much for your help
     
  4. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No problem. And welcome to the forum! You'll love it here. Let us know how your hatch goes...
     

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