Humidity too high too early?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sethsleader, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. sethsleader

    sethsleader Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Apr 14, 2009
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    I locked down this morning,, raised my humidity to 70%. Went to pick up some chick crumb from the suppliers, where the man told me that I shouldnt have raised it until tomorrow but I shouldn't change it now or open the incubator as I will ruin the hatch! [​IMG]
    Then I came home to find my humidity up to 72%.
    I have chicken eggs in and its day 19.
    What do I do? [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2009
  2. mulia24

    mulia24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    i think day 19 is the right day to increase it as whatever source in BYC tell that. even the 18 day.
     
  3. 2txmedics

    2txmedics Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2009
    Manvel Texas
    I raise temps on day 18...thats what Ive always been told and learned...those are the last few days of hatching and when its suppose to be raised to help the chicks with a smoother release from the shell.
     
  4. sethsleader

    sethsleader Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Mulia and 2txmedics I was begining to panic!
     
  5. HBuehler

    HBuehler Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2009
    Lebanon TN
    I raise mine on day 18 and all of my chicks that have got to lockdown have hatched with the exception of one that had a deformed head.I lockdown right around 73% will let it go 1% either way
     

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