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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

    Oct 13, 2007
    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

    Jan 30, 2007
    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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