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humidity question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mandolinmama, May 16, 2007.

  1. mandolinmama

    mandolinmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feel like I should know this by now with all the reading i've been doing on hatching. However, I really want to know what the best humidity is for the last 3 days.
    Mine is only at 62 and i've filled the water, plugged the holes, and have a sopping wet washcloth in there. Is this going to be a problem? 62 doesn't seem high enough. Shoud I put another washcloth in there?

    My first hatch is due friday!!!!!!
     
  2. elvisfreak

    elvisfreak Out Of The Brooder

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    I try to have about 65 to 75 percent humidity the last three days. More towards 75 though. i would keep the lid closed for a cpl hours and if it doesnt rise, put another sponge in there. I have a straw and a little funnel that i poke down through the vent holes so i dont have to open the lid at all the last three days.
     
  3. mandolinmama

    mandolinmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks elvisfreak! I did place the washcloth under one of the vent holes just incase I needed to drop water down in there onto it. It's only gotten up to 63, so I might add some more.
     

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