Incubating eggs

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by ARIANAS FARM, Mar 30, 2017.

  1. ARIANAS FARM

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    Is 60 humidity to high for chicken and duck eggs
     
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Alot of people turn the huhumidity up to 70%. on day 18 of chicken eggs.
     
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  3. ARIANAS FARM

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    Ya but this is my first time incubating eggs and there in day 2
     
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  4. BantyChooks

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    60% RH is much too high for the first 18/25 days of incubation, and it is a bit low for after that. Closer to 70% RH is better for lockdown.

    If you run 60% during the whole of incubation, the air cells will not grow enough, and the chick will grow too big & not be able to zip. It'll also likely drown from too much fluid in the egg.
     
  5. ARIANAS FARM

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    Would 55 be good?
     
  6. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    That's the truth. I run mine dry for the first 17 days but I live in Texas it's very humid here.
     
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  7. BantyChooks

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    It's rare for that high a number to work, especially if you're using a tabletop incubator.

    I'd start at 30% and check air cells after a few days.
     
  8. ARIANAS FARM

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    I have the 3600 pro incubator and the lowest humidity it will let me go is 45
     
  9. BantyChooks

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    How does it not "let" you?

    Alarm, or does it have a humidity system that could be disconnected?
     
  10. ARIANAS FARM

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    Its set up so that I wont go lower than 45
     

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