Is 64% humidity ok for hatching?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SarahIrl, May 15, 2010.

  1. SarahIrl

    SarahIrl Chillin' With My Peeps

    877
    1
    131
    May 4, 2010
    West Cork, Ireland
    Can't get it any higher, that's with sponges in the bottom, and the water well filled up.
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    It is too high if you ask me. I shoot for 40% for incubating and 65% for lockdown (the last three days).
     
  3. SarahIrl

    SarahIrl Chillin' With My Peeps

    877
    1
    131
    May 4, 2010
    West Cork, Ireland
    It's been around 40%-45% all along, and now settling in the low 60s. The weather here is cold and dry so no humidity in the air around the house at all. Plus, I have the window open in the kitchen where the bator is set for fresh air, so can't keep the humidity up in there either. We'll just have to wait and see I guess! Some of the eggs, amybe two or three, have very funny shaped air cells anyway, and some are quite small, so it's a waiting game now. Have them set upright (almost) in trays cell up anyway.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by