humidity question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by poulet, May 14, 2008.

  1. poulet

    poulet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just bought myself a hydrometer for my bator and wanted to check what it should be the first 18 days. It is 60% in the last three days right ?[​IMG]
     
  2. Carole AM

    Carole AM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, that sounds good. What are you hatching?
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    40 to 50% range...from day 1 to day 18

    60 to 70% range last 3 days....
     
  4. Chicken Cluck

    Chicken Cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sounds pretty good![​IMG]
     
  5. poulet

    poulet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks am hatching twelve marans that are from my own chickens , only at day 6 but all have peeps [​IMG] this is my third time but last one was 0% so that is why I have bought the hydrometer hopefully now nothing will go wrong [​IMG]
     
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  6. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Here is to your having a good hatch this time... [​IMG]
     
  7. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    40 - 50 percent [​IMG]
     
  8. Sparks

    Sparks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am on day 1..A newbie @ this...Where do I find a hygometer? What do I do with it? Now I`m worried!
    Edited for spelling.
     
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  9. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Thermometer/Hygrometers are found at Wal-marts in the garden section or anyplace thermometer are found, two brands are accurite and springfields, I use either one of these and they work just fine.......It is used inside your incubator to measure the humidity that you need for hatching eggs...from day 1 thru 18 you need a humidity reading between 40 to 50%...from day 19 thru 21 it should read 60 to 70% range...
     
  10. Sparks

    Sparks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank You..Thank You...Thank You! I sure do appreciate you Tuffoldhen. [​IMG]
     

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