Humidity spike in lockdown

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tay_boe, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. tay_boe

    tay_boe Songster

    Aug 27, 2010
    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?
  2. Emmalion

    Emmalion Songster

    Mar 2, 2011
    Western Massachusetts
    Try and get it down to 60% or the chicks can drown.
  3. 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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