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In lockdown hatch date tomorrow is the humidity to high ?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by EasterEggersRULE, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. EasterEggersRULE

    EasterEggersRULE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The humidity is at 60% this morning is that to high ? Its been at 53% for incubation and my sister refiled the troughs and damped the sponge using a straw (have no idea how she was able to do that) and now its up to 60% and climbing a little at a time. Is the humidity to high or will the babies be ok ?
     
  2. Flawedatdesign

    Flawedatdesign Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well for lock down it's recommended 70%-80% So you might need to bump it a lil more if able.
     
  3. SierraView

    SierraView Chillin' With My Peeps

    I hatch with it between 65% and has gotten as high as 75%. and at 45% for first 18 days. I live in a dry climate and this works for me. So i think you're fine. I get 9 out of 10 to hatch with my own eggs, with it that high. [​IMG]
     
  4. EasterEggersRULE

    EasterEggersRULE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok i just bumped it to 70% and when they start piping i will bump it to 75%

    Thanks !!
     
  5. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    I like to use this chart to figure out what humidity to use for lockdown and hatching.
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    If the air cells are larger than what it shows for eggs at day 18 I will set lockdown humidity higher (70 to 75%)
    If the air cells are the same size I will set humidity lower (60 to 65%)
    If the air cells are smaller than the chart, I will set the humidity even lower (50 to 55%)
    This seems to work well for me.
     

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