humidity

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hen_house, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. hen_house

    hen_house Out Of The Brooder

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    just wanted to ask the first 18 days what should the humidity be around, have heard during this time between 50 and 60, how about the last 3 days. thanks:cool:
     
  2. Christie Rhae

    Christie Rhae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am leaning toward the dry hatch method. It's not really dry.. just dryer. I keep mine around 25 to 30% during first 18 days. Then up to 70 on lockdown.
    Here is a link to an article on this site that I found helpful.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/LC-DryIncubation.html
     
  3. a(TM)?HoneyBeea(TM)?

    a(TM)?HoneyBeea(TM)? Out Of The Brooder

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    Days 1-18 - 40-50 %
    Days 18-Till you have chicks - 60-70 %


    Some people have better luck with lower humidity, others with higher. :)
     
  4. bobbyc1970

    bobbyc1970 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 14, 2010
    Bristow Oklahoma
    ive had better luck with the higher at the end............[​IMG]
     
  5. nurseshelly

    nurseshelly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2011
    Gilbert AZ
    Quote:I'm doing 25 - 35% humidity day 1 - 18 and then 70% for lockdown. I used to do 45 - 50% day 1 - 18, but when I have large chicken eggs, it's too much and some of the chicks end up with rough navel. So, now I'm keeping it a bit drier and so far so good.
     

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