Humidity

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kyleigh, Dec 31, 2016.

  1. kyleigh

    kyleigh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last season I had 30 eggs in my little giant incubator. Only one hatched, and turnout out to be a rooster of course lol. I'm thinking he rest drowned. I'm want to try it again, and am considering dry incubation. I have no water in the bator, and it's at 45. Is that ok? Also I have the temp at 100.5. Thank you everyone!
    Below is my rooster hatched and now [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Chillin' With My Peeps

    But at least he's a good-looking rooster! [​IMG]

    45% should be ok for humidity (needs to be higher at lockdown, obviously) - I try to keep it closer to 40%, but that can be difficult if the humidity is high inside the room where you're incubating. This thread may be helpful: https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-incubate-hatch-eggs-using-the-dry-incubation-method.

    Best of luck with your next hatch - hopefully, more pullets!
     
  3. idealfriends

    idealfriends Just Hatched

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    Today I start my incubator first time I add 27 eggs in incubator every thing working fine just humidity level 80 what I do to reduce humidity.
    Outside incubator my normal humidity is 55 to 60
     
  4. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Did you add water to your incubator? If the problem isn't due to the water in the incubator, there are a number of tips for reducing humidity here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/698082/how-to-reduce-the-humidity-in-my-incubator.
     
  5. idealfriends

    idealfriends Just Hatched

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  6. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Chillin' With My Peeps

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