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Humidity

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by noellepage06, Mar 24, 2017.

  1. noellepage06

    noellepage06 Just Hatched

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    My first attempt at incubating has been a success so far! 16 eggs in and so far the 7th has just hatched. Temp and humidity stayed accurate the entire process. Here is my concern. I noticed after the 4th or 5th baby hatched the humidity shout up to 82%. Will this harm my babies and if so how do I fix this? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    No, humidity spikes at hatchtime is completely normal. The moisture from the chicks and eggs will add to the bator's humidity. I run 70-75% for hatch and often it will shoot up to 85-90% periodically.
     
  3. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Oh, :welcome And congrats on the hatchers!
     
  4. noellepage06

    noellepage06 Just Hatched

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    Thank you so much!
     

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