increase humidity or not???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by FeatheredFool, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. FeatheredFool

    FeatheredFool New Egg

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    I purchased some fertile hatching eggs a few days ago and I candled them and they have saddlebag air cells. I have done dry hactching with much luck but I am leary of trying this with such damaged air cells..what would be a good humidity to keep them at until lockdown without drowning the chicks? Thank you!
     
  2. Impress

    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you live in a normally humid area? I keep mine usually at 30-35 before lockdown, keeping a close eye on the air cells. But that is during the dry times, winter and mid-summer. The more humid times I drop it as low as 20-25. I personally would keep those babies at 35%. What kind of incubator do you have?
     
  3. FeatheredFool

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    right now they are sitting at 19-20% humidity. We are really dry here and have the whole house heater on except the room that the incubator is located. My incubator is homemade by my sister in law and she has had a lot of great hatches from it. She normaly hatches her flocks eggs so this is a first for both with shipped eggs.
     

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