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Humidity with eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SRupp, Mar 25, 2016.

  1. SRupp

    SRupp New Egg

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    I was wondering if the humidity in the incubator will drop some when the eggs are placed in the incubator or does it stay the same as before?

    Thanks
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    It depends on your ambient humidity but it shouldn't go down. If it does anything, it would probably inch up a bit as the moisture in the eggs transpires.
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    That will also depend on the number of eggs in relation to the space in the incubator.
     
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2016
  3. SRupp

    SRupp New Egg

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    Thank you.
     

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