Humidity went up to 69% and im on day 3 help!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by luvchikies, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. luvchikies

    luvchikies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 6, 2009
    [​IMG] I was cleaning the house then I went to check the bator and it said that the humidity was 69%!!!! and im just on day 3! did they already drowned??? or is there still hope! Im already trying to lower the humidity (its at 57% right now) [​IMG] [​IMG]
  2. JanieMarie

    JanieMarie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Georgetown, Minnesota
    It will be just fine. Just monitor it a bit closer.
  3. 2txmedics

    2txmedics Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2009
    Manvel Texas
    no its fine...I keep my humidity 35-38% until day 18 then I bump it up...reason I do it this way is so that the yolk can absorb into the chick...I feel if I have my humidity too high, its moist and they can absorb it like there suppose to.

    Thats me...
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    They won't 'drown' until they pip that air cell, on or around day 20. High humidity during incubation can cause the air cells to be too small, which can cause the chicks to be too large to properly pip and turn inside the shell.
    I would just leave it, and don't put anymore water in it until it gets down to 30% or so.

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