Is 60% humidity okay for the last three days?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by wahmommy, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. wahmommy

    wahmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I filled the well in the hovabator (using aquarium tubing) and got it up from 50 to 60 but I can't seem to get it any higher... I've been doing dry incubation and the eggs were all incubated at 30-40% humidity the first 18 days. Is 60% okay?
     
  2. Quyen Le

    Quyen Le Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also do dry incubation and 55-60% is what I set for the last 3 days.
     
  3. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Many run those exact dryer humidity's with great success. I'm one of them and find 60% hard to maintain due to the humidity spiking as the eggs pip and zip. So if your wanting higher humidity then no worries it's going to happen all on it's own.
     
  4. wahmommy

    wahmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    okay today its at 65% but humidity is higher today anyway- thanks for your responses!
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2012
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    I've hatched eggs at humidity way under that, we couldn't get it over 50% during lockdown and the chicks hatched with no problems. So don't worry!
     

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