Humidity Spikes With More Chicks Hatching!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Faerytalefarm, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. Faerytalefarm

    Faerytalefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2011
    I'm at work or else I would search this on BYC. How do you maintain a 65-70% humidity with more and more chicks hatching?
     
  2. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    As the chicks start to hatch, the humidity level in my bator usually goes up a bit more which is fine. If it goes lower, you can add a wet papertowel or something to give it a boost.
     
  3. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    i was wondering that too. I just has a chick hatch, and the moisture from his shell bumped the humidity up.
     
  4. Faerytalefarm

    Faerytalefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2011
    Quote:Ya, there are 7 hatched so far in mine and it spiked to 74%!
     
  5. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Quote:Ya, there are 7 hatched so far in mine and it spiked to 74%!

    Thats not uncommon, it shouldn't affect the eggs any.
     
  6. Faerytalefarm

    Faerytalefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2011
    Quote:Ya, there are 7 hatched so far in mine and it spiked to 74%!

    Thats not uncommon, it shouldn't affect the eggs any.

    Great! Thank you
     
  7. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

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  8. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Quote:X2 it is normal and under normal conditions almost never effects the rest of the hatch. I have 120 in the bator now and when they start hatching the humidity does get pretty high but they just keep crackin and hatchin. really don't worry.
     
  9. kvmommy

    kvmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2011
    I had mine bump to over 85% after chicks were hatching and many died. But 85% is extreme.
     
  10. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    a 20% temporary spike is ok but really high spikes can be a issue.
     

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