im haveing a hard time keeping the humidity up please help!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 3 chicken farmers, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. 3 chicken farmers

    3 chicken farmers Out Of The Brooder

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    im on day 2 of incubation and my humidity is @ 31 in one bator and @ 43 in the other two
    do i need to mist it with a spray bottle
    if so how many times a day
    what is the ideal humidity at this point of incubation
    the two that are higher have a plastic liner for the water the other has a divit in it like the plastic tray but it leaks so i have a few cups of water sitting in it any ideas??? [​IMG]
     
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    Cicken eggs should be at about 40% for the first 18 days , its ok if it goes down to 30 % once and awhile but I wouldnt want it to stay there.
    Day 19-21 should be at least 60% and 65-70% would be better.

    If they arnt duck eggs dont mist them

    Try adding a small clean sponge or a folded up clean wash cloth < damp>
    to add humidity.
     

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