Ideal (perfect) incubating humidity from the pros.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by GAGE, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. GAGE

    GAGE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you feel is the best humidity (as in a perfect world with no fluctuation) for the first 18 days and for lock down is?
     
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I keep mine around 35ish for the first 18 days. But I do mist the eggs once or so a week. Hatching humidity I keep around 70-75% for the forced air 65%ish for the still air. Last year almost all of my hatches were 100%. So it works for me. [​IMG]
     
  3. Chickie15

    Chickie15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I'm doing mine at 30-35% humidity for day 1-18. 65-70% for lockdown here too.
     
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    50-55% works best for us during the first 18 days, with 65-70 during hatch.
     
  5. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Everybody has their own humidity rate that works the best for them. So start with what the incubator reccommends and go from their. If the air sacs get too big, bump up the humidity, too small lower the humidity.
     

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