Humidity spike in lockdown

tay_boe

Songster
9 Years
Aug 27, 2010
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When i got home from work, about 2 hours ago I noticed I had a pip, but it's only day 19 and my humidity was 75% so I cracked the lid and and slid a paper towel in then slid it out a bit later really fast. But it's still 70% is this ok or will it kill the chicks?
 

Three Cedars Silkies

Crowing
11 Years
Apr 17, 2008
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88
283
Gainesville, Fl.
The humidity once they start pipping and hatching will naturally go up. I would highly discourage opening the incubator. The moisture the egg needs to lose should already have been lost by day 18. Once they pip the aircell, they need to breathe air...not water.

Incubating at a lower humidity and hatching at a higher humidity is more important.
 

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