I need final answers on hunidity levels!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chickengirl1304, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. Chickengirl1304

    Chickengirl1304 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been dry hatching keeping it between 25 and 45% lockdown is today what should I raise hunidity to? I have read so many conflicting numbers!
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    No matter what number I give you, someone will possibly write that they tried that and it failed or that they have greater success using something else. The same numbers don't necessarily work for all of us.

    Personally I use a minimum of 65% and don't feel bad if it goes well above that. When the chicks start hatching it often goes up to 85% and the later chicks do fine.
     
  3. Chickengirl1304

    Chickengirl1304 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you :) I'm just looking for others experiences. And that's one thing I wAsnt sure about was when they hatch and it goes up should I try to take it Down? But you say you don't.
     
  4. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    No, I don't take it down. I don't have any practical way to do that without opening the incubator and I don't do that during hatch without a much stronger reason. My vent is already open to get as much fresh air to them as I can so opening a vent is not an option. And I have not seen any bad effects from the higher humidity.
     
  5. Chickengirl1304

    Chickengirl1304 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks I'll start at 65 and let it do it's thing unless it goes down. :)
     
  6. cmfarm

    cmfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like to keep it at 50-55% when I hatch. Once they start to hatch I'm sure it goes up some but I don't adjust it; I really don't pay attention to it once they start to hatch.
     

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