Incubator humidity and egg position

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  1. blayt90

    blayt90 Crowing

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    I have two questions as I am new to incubating eggs. My humidity is at 67% is this to high and what position do I place the eggs? Pointy end up or down? This is my first time ever doing this.
     
  2. RollTideChicken

    RollTideChicken Songster

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    Pointy end down.
    And yes the humidity is a bit too high. Look around here, there is a hatching post that has so much info it's crazy.
     
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  3. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Free Ranging

    It depends on what stage of incubation you are at. I go not more than 50% ever (but usually closer to 40%, sometimes varying depending on egg color) for the first 18 days and about 65-70% days 18-21.

    What kind of incubator are you using? Pointy end down if inside an upright turner. Otherwise laying in their natural position on their sides.

    An excellent resource!....
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/hatching-eggs-101.64195/

    Happy hatching! :jumpy
     
  4. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma Premium Member

    Location and type of incubator plus what kind of eggs being hatched plays a big part in success.
     
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    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma Premium Member

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    She can help you..I tagged her and she will reply shortly..
     
  6. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road 5 Years

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    Forced or still air? That makes a huge difference in your incubation temperature. Have you calibrated your thermometers and hygrometer yet? You really need to go to the learning center and read ALL of "Hatching Eggs 101". It should be required reading before anyone is allowed to plug in an incubator.
     
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  7. WVduckchick

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  8. blayt90

    blayt90 Crowing

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    This is what I have I am hoping it works.
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  9. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma Premium Member

    I think the eggs need to be pointy end down and air cells up..
     
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    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma Premium Member

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