I think it's my fault they aren't hatching well.......

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lockedhearts, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

    Apr 21, 2007
    SW Florida
    I keep my humidity in the 25-35% range until day 18 then I start to slowly up it. Once the hatch starts I up it to around 60%. So far this has worked well for me.

    My grandmother use to just sit a cup of water in her incubator and fill up every couple of days. She hatched tons of eggs this way. So I don't worry about humidty as much as keeping the temps right.

    Marsha
     
  2. Quote:Yep..me too. Most people freak if you say 25% but I have mine drop as low as 17%....then I add some water and it comes back up to around 35%...maybe a bit more for a while and then slowly drops back down. I don't have ANY issues with wet chicks, drowned chicks, bubbles from chicks beaks, etc. I've gotten so I rarely look at the hygrometer and it's only in the bator because it is part of the thermometer!!
     
  3. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    Quote:Yep..me too. Most people freak if you say 25% but I have mine drop as low as 17%....then I add some water and it comes back up to around 35%...maybe a bit more for a while and then slowly drops back down. I don't have ANY issues with wet chicks, drowned chicks, bubbles from chicks beaks, etc. I've gotten so I rarely look at the hygrometer and it's only in the bator because it is part of the thermometer!!

    LOL, I don't bother with my hygrometer any more either. I just incubate them dry and add the same size container and water as always for the hatcher. Much more simplified and less stress [​IMG]

    Krista
     

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