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

  1. pdb1

    pdb1 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 3, 2013
    newport souht wales uk
    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

    Mar 10, 2010
    Ringoes NJ
    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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