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Humidity

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Bigbear4x43, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. Bigbear4x43

    Bigbear4x43 Out Of The Brooder

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    so what is the humidity should be i read 85-87
     
  2. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you using a Wet Bulb Thermometer? If so you need a conversion chart This link will have a chart you can follow.
    http://www.shilala.com/relative.html

    If you have a digital Hygrometer it is way to high. It should read near 50 for the first 18 days and 65-70 for the last three days.
     
  3. Bigbear4x43

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    Right now it reads 38% with no eggs will this rise with 40 eggs in and how much do you think it would rise to
     
  4. Get incubater to 40-50% humidity before setting the eggs , maintain that humidity for first 18 days then on day 18 raise humidity up to about 60-65% humidity . When they start to pip and hatch the humidity will raise.

    hope that helps some.

    Fay
     

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