Incubating HELP needed - sticky chicks

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 4boysmom, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. 4boysmom

    4boysmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My last hatch at home, I had a problem with some sticky chicks. This hatch we just did at school, I'm having the same problem. I keep the humidity around 40-50% through day 18, then move it up to around 60%. What am I doing wrong? We are starting another hatch in 2 weeks & I want to fix my problem.


    THANKS!!!
     
  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    I had the same problem with my first chicks when they hatched. Raise your humidity up to 70% and things will be just fine !
     
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    You may need to lower your humidity for the first 18 days. I run mine about 30% for the first 18 days and don't have that problem anymore.
     
  4. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    ....my wording could have been clearer......

    I only raise the humidity to 70% for hatching.
     

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