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I need a answer quick.IS THERE A SUCH THING OF TO MUCH HUMIDITY?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by adorable, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. adorable

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    I am on day 23 for the pheasants eggs. Last night some started to hatch. The humidity i have it was 66%. I have notice that there were 2 that was zipped for a long time. SO i decided to open the incubator,which i took a chance. We i am glad i did. I thought one was dead for sure. SO i started on the other one first because it was pepping. It has zipped but it was really dry in there. That is one was ok. THe second one i help out and it was still alive. It was so dry that i couldnt unfold it. I had to use some water to moist the poor thing. I am not sure if it will live. But time will Tell. NOw because of that. I have lots of pips. SO i add a second wick to my water pan. SO know the moisture is 73%. It is foggen up my window. Is this ok. Or should i leave some out. THis is the first for pheasants eggs .I dont think pheasants like fans in the bator. THey dry out so fast. Or is this me?
    IS THERE A SUCH THING OF TO MUCH HUMIDITY?
     
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  2. MelissaA

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    I think you should try to keep at 70 for humidity during hatching (I would keep it at 65-70)....maybe unplug a vent or two, do it gradually- start with one vent, wait an hour and see what it is at. DO NOT open the lid know matter what until all the eggs hatch because they membrane will shrink wrap to the chick and it won't survive- especially if there are pips. Better to just let nature take it's course.
     
  3. xyresicchick

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    if the humidity is too high (think high 80s and 90s) the chicks can get bloated in the eggs and be too big to move around in the eggs and not hatch and die instead.

    this happened with me. i had 13 eggs ready for hatch, but my humidity was too high and 4 never made it out of the shells.
     
  4. adorable

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    ok. thanks. I am going to bring it down a bit. I am glad i asked.
     

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