Humidity too high?

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  1. 14 chickens & counting

    14 chickens & counting Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Question....I am incubating for the 1st time...I found out through a post that I had my humidity too high the first 48hrs(55-65%). I got it back down to around 30-35% now...But just wondering if I could have damaged my eggs? [​IMG] I have candeled at 4 days and just see a big blob floating around in there. I do see an airsac, and there are a few I think I see veins. But I have not been able to find a single picture on here or on the internet showing what I am seeing????? My eggs are light brown.
     
  2. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

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    I wouldn't worry about it and your not going to see much at 4 days. Wait until 10 days and let us know what you see. [​IMG]
     
  3. 14 chickens & counting

    14 chickens & counting Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I know I should wait [​IMG] ...BUT IT'S SOOOOO HARD!!!!![​IMG] That's why I was hoping for a little reasurance about the "blob" I was seeing so I wont be so nervous........Thanks for making me feel better. [​IMG]
     
  4. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The blob you see is probably the yoke, I wouldn't worry about the humidity spike to much.
     
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    That really isn't much of a spike and I would not worry at all if I were you. Good luck!!! [​IMG]
     
  6. CDennis

    CDennis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it will be fine. Mine did that and I have 7 babies and hopefully more on the way!
     
  7. perolane

    perolane Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Bantu

    Bantu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm on day 1 incubator went from 40% to 65% with just a thimble full of water. Question is should i let it go back down over time or remove water?
     
  9. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Has your hygrometer been checked for accuracy??? If your incubator is holding 40% w/o water I would run dry for the first 17 days and check the air cells to know when and how to adjust. I use this method: http://letsraisechickens.weebly.com...anuals-understanding-and-controlling-humidity
     
  10. Bantu

    Bantu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you. I'll follow your advice. I am new to incubating and I know it's a learning experience .
     
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