Humidity..

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sara, Jul 7, 2007.

  1. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    I'm sure this has been posted, but I'm short and time and don't see it. What does the humidity need to be in the bator. I want to get it regulated for my eggs.
     
  2. aran

    aran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2007
    rochester ny
    50-60% for the first 18 days then up to 70-75% for the last 3-4 days.
     
  3. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    thank you!
     
  4. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

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    Boy, I am soooo glad I have my Lyon incubators and didnt buy a cabinet one. It has been in the high 90's and 100's here and I have A/C in my house. Its a small house, so we have a window A/C that cools the whole house. It is consistantly about 75 in here. We have very low humidity in general, about 30-35% but I havent had a problem with my Lyons. I actually stopped turning a bator on Friday for the last three days and stuck a digital hygrometer in the bator (wasnt any room before) and found that the humidity was like 35%. Lordy, I still had a chick hatch 2 dyas early and another started. I dont think I had the bottle turned enough to get the humidity higher. Now its at 60 and holding but I am not worried. I almost cant keep these chicks from hatching. I swear, the Lyon incubators will hatch anything even if you seriously screw stuff up!!!

    Normally even with my outside humidity at 30-35%, my bators hold the humidity steadily whereever I have it set and dont even have to think about them for 18 days. I actually forget to check them they are so consistant.
     
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2007
  5. aran

    aran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2007
    rochester ny
    i made my bator...am on day 19 ( well in 5 mins it will be after midnight and then it will be day 19![​IMG]) and today i increased the humidity to 70%...no AC here though, not hot enough for that yet.
     

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