humidity wont go down!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sonew123, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Hi all-Ive had my new bator running for days to get ready for my very first hatch -eggs should arrive tomorrow-My humidity has been around 45% and temp hovering between 99-100.7 is this ok I just dont want tokeep messing with it...I wont add anymore water yet but at what % should I add more water??? I know the first 18 days it's 35-45% right then 50-70% the last 3? thanks for your help ahead of time
     
  2. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Humidity should be 40-50 first 18 days. So 45% is fine. Last 3 days it should be 60-70%
     
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  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Sounds fine to me.

    Still Air or Forced Air bator?

    Still air 101 to 102
    Forced air 99.8 or so to 100

    Remember when you set the eggs in the temp and humidity will go down for awhile but should come back to normal. No fooling with the knobs!!
     
  4. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    oh i keep forgetting about the still air being at a higher temp-thank you ill turn:thumbsup it up more now-
     

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