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I thought that humidy suposed to be at 58% until day 21 and rais

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Berynn, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. Berynn

    Berynn Cooped Up

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    When chicken eggs first go into the bator is the humidity suposed to be at 58% and temp always at 99.5 on forced air bator until day 21 and then raise to 65% or do I waite for a peep to raise.
    Or am I completely wrong
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Your humidity should never be above 40 to 45% the first 18 days...chicks drown in eggs with high humidity...last 3 days when you stop turning...raise your humidity between 60 to 70%... most on here find that 65% is best...
     

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