humidity

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickalick, May 24, 2011.

  1. chickalick

    chickalick Out Of The Brooder

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    i have the humidity at 40% is this too low and how can i get it higher i have put water in with a spong thanks
     
  2. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
    Under Your bed
    Welcome to BYC! 40-50% is fine for days 1-18

    you need to up to around 60-70% at lockdown. [​IMG]
     
  3. bluesmom

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    do u have water in the moat in bottom of incubator too????? u might hv to add another wet sponge!! are u using auto turners ??? how many eggs?
     
  4. waysidedesign

    waysidedesign Out Of The Brooder

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    May 20, 2011
    If I'm using a brand new incubator would I need to be concerned about humidity at the end? I fill the thing everyday and the temp always stays at 34c
     
  5. chickalick

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    Quote:hi yes i have 6 eggs just put them in last night but i cant get the humidity up its 40% at the mo it as gone up 10% sice last night though thanks
     
  6. chickalick

    chickalick Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:hi
    sorry what does lockdown mean thanks
     
  7. bluesmom

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    i like my humidity @ 50 but i have a big incubator (hovabator) not the little ones that only hold a few eggs.... so if thats what u have then im more than sure your humidity would be fine in the little bators!!! lockdown is when u put them on their sides for the last 3 days before their due date to let them settle and get positioned to hatch! at which time u also up the humidity! hth!
     
  8. chickalick

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    thankyou xx
     

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