humidity

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pdb1, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. pdb1

    pdb1 Out Of The Brooder

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    hello please can some one help me get my head around humidity i set my incubator at 45% for the first18 days then i rase it too 65% for last 3 days arm i doing right ive been told not too rase it till chicks are piping i am getting formed chicks in eggs but dont hatch which way is best please any advice thank you
     
  2. loot4louie

    loot4louie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What type of incubator do you have? I have a hovabator with thermostat and fan. I have found that during my spring hatches (in nj we are pretty damp) I get the best results not adding any water. If I add water I get fully formed chicks that often die. I do watch closely, and sometimes have to help if they get too dry. I normally add a very small amount of water(if any) at lockdown. I have found helping dry chicks much more successful then when they are goopy. Good luck!
     

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