Humidity question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by KalikoFarms, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. KalikoFarms

    KalikoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What should the humidity be during lockdown for silkies and crested? I know I read it somewhere but I cant find it. Is it true that if the humidity can drown the chicks?
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  2. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    Drowning occurs because the humidty was too high during the first 18 days. THe air cell needs to increase significantly to prevent this from happening. Sorry I don't know the numbers for those breeds. 99-100 for forced air chickens in general. GL
     
  3. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Um, 99-100 is for temperature. Lockdown humidity in general should be above 60%, but some people like to go a lot higher. I run my lockdowns at 75%+ and have never had a drowning. Like Arielle says, drowning happens during lockdown because your humidity days 1-18 has been too high, so if that has been the case, it's too late to do anything about it now! I don't know if silkies and crested require different conditions, I've never hatched them. So perhaps haven't been as helpful as you'd like. Sorry!
     

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