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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chickiebabyfluff, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. Chickiebabyfluff

    Chickiebabyfluff Yappette in Training

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    Ok first hatch here.....i am wanting to know wht humidity should be at....there are so many different opinions on the subject i dunno which is best or close to it [​IMG] i set my first hatch eggs yesterday and temp is holding steady at 99.5 and humidity is holding between 42-46 is tht ok? or do i need to make adjustments It was holding steady at 47 but has dropped to 42-46 since i put the eggs in:th
     
  2. Jacobnlynn

    Jacobnlynn Out Of The Brooder

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    Sounds like a fine humidity to me. Mine had some fluctuation. I tried to keep around 44-46%, but I found it really low when it ran out of water (20%). Didn't seem to effect them.. the fertile ones grew. I helped a few hatch out.. but that's more a me issue than the chicks [​IMG]

    Hatching you'll want it up a bit.. mine is about 60-70% for hatching. Which seems to be working fine for me. There are a lot of opinions on humidity.... and that was mine.
     
  3. Chickiebabyfluff

    Chickiebabyfluff Yappette in Training

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    Ty Jacob your opinion seems to be wht the majority is saying :eek:) Ty for sharing:)
     
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Your humidity level is fine. I try to keep mine around 40% for the first 18 days. [​IMG]
     

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