- Nov 14, 2009
I'm hatching 8 eggs on a hobator because the broody abandoned them after a week. Haven't done this before. I had the humidity between 45-50 and yesterday it had increased to 55 so I covered part of the water tray. This morning the humidity is almost 60, and the water tray is dry. The temperature had also increased from 100 to 102 yesterday, which I corrected. Today is day 17. What's happening? Why did the humidity increase while the water level decreased? Is moisture coming out of the chicks? I candled yesterday and according to a chart I found online the air spaces looked about right. Should I add water today or wait til tomorrow, day 18, when the humidity is supposed to be increased?