Humidity

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by indigo flats, Feb 22, 2017.

  1. indigo flats

    indigo flats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why do we up the humidity to 70% on day 18 when we go in lock down.
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi Premium Member

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    It helps soften the shell to make it easier for the chicks to break out, and it keeps them from becoming shrink wrapped once they pip and start to hatch out.
     
  3. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agree
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Basically, it helps soften the membranes, making it easier for the chicks to pip and helping prevent shrink wrapping (when the membrane encloses and sticks to the chick tightly, making it nearly impossible to hatch).
     
  5. indigo flats

    indigo flats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I remember reading that.
     

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