incubator temp and humidity

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Soonerguy33, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. Soonerguy33

    Soonerguy33 Songster

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    So i read alot of things about temp and humidity....What should temp be and humidity be for incubating eggs?
     

  2. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Songster

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    What kind of incubator are you using? 35%-45% humidity for the first 18 days...99.8f-102.0 then on the last three days the humidity needs to be at 60%-70% and the temperature stays the same.
     
  3. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Temperature: 99-100
    Humidity should read 86 on a standard thermometer, I'm not sure how that translates to percent.

    That is for chicken eggs.
     
  4. Soonerguy33

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    Its a lg still air incubator?..my temp right now is 99.5..humidity 42%? Is that ok...
     

  5. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Songster

    Apr 19, 2009
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    How long have you had it running? IMO, the temp should be a little higher...
     
  6. HBuehler

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    That temp is too low with a still air. Humidity may be fine for you..it's not the same for everyone. I keep mine at 50% the first 18 days and 70ish for lockdown and get very good results..41 hatched this past weekend in spite of the electric companies attempts to kill them all(1 9 hour power outage 1 half hour that I got the generator on for)
     

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