Humidity under brooding hen....thought you'd like to hear this!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by msdoolittle, May 14, 2010.

  1. msdoolittle

    msdoolittle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    Ok, so for scientific purposes, I stuck my hygrometer probe under my brooding Cochin. Humidity was 60%. Just thought this was interesting info. :0)
  2. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Smithville, Mo
    Very interesting!
  3. rizq

    rizq Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    My first broody of the year apparently needed a water pan under her ... she had two chicks die in the egg because they were shrink wrapped. I had never seen that happen under a broody.

    60% huh? Makes you wonder about the standard humidity in the incubator. Wonder what it goes up to during hatch?
  4. msdoolittle

    msdoolittle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    The eggs are due to hatch on the 24th of this month. All 4 are fertile. I will keep on checking humidity throughout the incubation period. :0)
  5. kipoley

    kipoley Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 28, 2010
    BFE Assyria, MI
    Mine is so big it wouldn't fit under my bantams:lol: Did you get the coop humidity at the same time? Was there a difference?
  6. chik magnet

    chik magnet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 3, 2009
    Enid OK
    I've heard that if the hen thinks that the eggs need to have more humidity they go and dip their stomachs in water and go back and sit on them.

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