Is 60% Humidity Too High in Regards to Coturnix Incubation Around Day 8-10.

Discussion in 'Quail' started by jumbocoturnix, Oct 12, 2016.

  1. jumbocoturnix

    jumbocoturnix Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 4, 2016
    I checked humidity yesterday and humidity was 60%. I usually keep it around 45%. Is it too high and if so, should I not add water for next 4-5 days to even it out? Thanks!
  2. geniash

    geniash Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 12, 2016
    You should be fine with 60, although it is on a higher end. I cross-referenced from the book I have on quails and it says to maintain 50-60 humidity during the incubation, so you are good. Eggs need to loose about 13% of weight in order to hatch so keeping humidity high won't help with this process. Good luck!
  3. Everlong

    Everlong Out Of The Brooder

    May 17, 2016
    Mississauga, Ontario
    When I incubated my coturnix eggs second time(just for fun) I had 60% all the time throughout the whole process. had a hatch rate close to 100%. So I would say, don't stress it :)

    First time when I was trying with humidity as advised by many here none hatched by themselves. I had to "rescue" one and later it died.

    Keep it at 50-60%. DON"T OPEN THE INCUBATOR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  4. jumbocoturnix

    jumbocoturnix Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 4, 2016
    I have had great hatch rates w/ 45% - 50% humidity. After hearing from you guys, I think all will be well. Thank you everyone!
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2016

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by