humidity

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by clarkston_mike, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. clarkston_mike

    clarkston_mike Out Of The Brooder

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    Whats the perfect incubating humidity for standard size orpingtons and also silkies??
     
  2. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I hatch Orpingtons. I keep my humidity around 35% during incubation for the first 18 days then I raise it up to 65% to 75% on day 18 to hatch. I'm sure you will get many different suggestions but that is what works for me and my hatches are nearly 100%.
     
  3. clarkston_mike

    clarkston_mike Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for responding i appreciate your help
     
  4. rarely bored

    rarely bored Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That is about my average with humidity too (my numbers vary between 25% and 40%), which works well on the Orpingtons. Have never tried silkies.
     
  5. KandiandJerry

    KandiandJerry Chillin' With My Peeps

    40-50% for me and then 65-70% at lockdown and getting 85-90% hatch rate
     

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