Humidity rising slightly as chicks move/hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Southwellski, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. Southwellski

    Southwellski Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello again - third post today! This is my first hatch and 2 have hatched; 2 have big holes; and the other 2 are pipped. I have noticed though that the humidity keeps raising slightly to 71% then it will drop to 69/70: is this normal due to the two living chicks in the incubator? Or should I compensate by turning down the humidity (I have a Sumo20 R Com)
     
  2. djennings

    djennings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, it is normal. As chicks hatch humidity will rise. Congrats on fuzzy butts [​IMG]
     
  3. Southwellski

    Southwellski Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for your quick answer - this is so exciting [​IMG] yet stressful! Do I need to adjust the humidity or do I just leave well alone?
     

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