Humity problems.URGENT

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Countrypunk92, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. Countrypunk92

    Countrypunk92 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2009
    Portland, tennessee
    I set eggs on the 1st of the month, and they have not hatched yet. I opened one last night to see if they was even alive, And it was..It was absorbing the yolk.
    something I saw while opening the egg was the membrane seemed to be kinda tough I guess.

    I had the bator set at 98-99 degrees and 50 to 55 percent fareignheit. heard that having it higher would decrease hatch rate and might be better to go lower.
    Suggestions please.
  2. SteveH

    SteveH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2009
    West/Central IL
    Quote:I try to maintain 99.5* F and 30/35% humidity for 18 days on chicken eggs, raising humidity to 60% at lockdown.
  3. margitas poultry

    margitas poultry New Egg

    Mar 13, 2011
    Temp 99.5 , and humidity 45-55 for 18 day last 3 day raise up to 55-65
  4. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    for chickens:
    temp 99.5
    humidity 40's % ... lockdown 65%+
  5. 1234duck

    1234duck Chillin' With My Peeps

    For chicken eggs...temp 99 Days 1-18 ~Humidity 40% Lock Down/ Days 19- till hatch ~Humidity 65% - 75% Your humidity wasn't way off it can go to 50% days 1-18. But, needs to be jacked up days 19 through hatch. the hatch can take longer if temp is too low or if humidity not high enough for hatch. if theres no pip yet you can very quickly remove 1 at a time & candle to see if any movement. Good luck, ~Julie~

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