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Humidity to high?!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by molly1chickens, Jul 25, 2016.

  1. molly1chickens

    molly1chickens In the Brooder

    Jul 13, 2016
    So the humidity in my incubator has been much to high for the first 11 days on chicken egg incubation however my chicks are still alive and the air bubble is alright, maybe a little small. Should I put the humidity back down to normal (around 50) or should I go lower to expand the air bubble?

  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    If the air cell is too small for the day of incubation, lower the humidity from what it has been.
    Candling is hard in my eggs so I go by weight rather than use a hygrometer or candling.
    Regardless, the last couple days, get the humidity higher.
  3. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Crowing

    Apr 9, 2015
    Hudson Valley, NY
    I would go a little low (25%-ish) for a few days until the air cells are exactly where you want them then increase that humidity by about 10% and see how they grow. I wouldn't go back to what you were at before because the aircells are telling you that that % is to high. Monitor them closely every few days.

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