Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kelliepulido, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. kelliepulido

    kelliepulido Songster

    Mar 18, 2008
    st.john's mi
    Started my new batch of eggs yesterday what is the humidity for the first 18d.I thought it was 30-50 but the sticky note says 50-60
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    You don't want your humidity too high for the first 18 days...I like the 40 to 50% range...Last 3 days 60 to 70% I get clean hatches...
  3. kelliepulido

    kelliepulido Songster

    Mar 18, 2008
    st.john's mi
    thanks thats what I thought.I am hoping for better results this time around. I have 38 eggs set up.All banties a nice mix.Cochins,silkies mixes I am really excited.Just measured my dimensions on my coop to be built it is 15ft.x20ft with and outdoor run 20ft x8ft long how many chickens could I have? I am sticking with all banties.
  4. Vamp-A-Billy Princess

    Vamp-A-Billy Princess Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    I love banties too. I'm getting sizzle eggs in a few hours. Humidity on my bator stuck at 35%. I finally got the temp right. Good luck! I'm so nervous!

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