humidity too high/too low?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by KattyKillFish, May 12, 2009.

  1. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    okay, i have ASKED AND ASKED with no results, but 100th time is the charm, right?

    i am hatching valley quail eggs. i asked if 35% was too low, no answer and the eggs were waiting for three days so i put them in today.

    is 35% too low? (it moved up to 39-40% and that's what it's been at for a long while now)

    80% is too high during the hatch, now i know that. i didn't get THAT question answered when i needed it and i have very few silver phoenix chicks. luckily, the SUPER AWESOME NICE FELLOW JAYARE is sending me LOTS of extras! i reccomend him as a seller any day of the week! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    anyhow, i want to know. how low is too low and how high is too high?
    i hand turn all my eggs if that makes a difference...
     
    Last edited: May 12, 2009
  2. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Well, I have never hatched quail eggs, but if they are like chicken eggs I incubate at 50-55% and hatch at 65-70%. My last two hatches were 100%. Did help two chicks out though. I hand turn also.
     
  3. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    really? i've always done 40-50% am i making a mistake?

    thanks for the info!
     
  4. Dirt Road

    Dirt Road Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Humidity requirements can vary a great deal from one area to another, from season to season, and from machine to machine. What works for chicken eggs for you should be OK for quail eggs.

    Jim
     

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