Is 80% humidity at lockdown too high?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by GBov, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. GBov

    GBov Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Added a bit of water to my bator as it was too low and its now holding at 80%. Is that too high for chicken eggs? Having already lost one hatchling to getting stuck to the membrane would really hate to drown them all now [​IMG]
     
  2. robnms

    robnms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's too high, you need to be at 65-70%, Good Luck!!!
     
  3. GBov

    GBov Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Any suggestions on how to reduce it? Its a Styrofoam with water channels in a plastic tray thingy on the bottom kind. The name escapes me at the moment lol.
     
  4. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    80% is not necessarily to high but for your setup an the humidity you ran day 1-18 it may be.

    You can suck it out with an air hose or straw.

    Is your hydrometer calibrated?
     
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  5. digger MN

    digger MN Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you have the vent hole open?? I had mine uo a bit and pulled a plug for a while and it went down. I just hit 62 again now.
     
  6. robnms

    robnms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're not supposed to fill every channel, I don't know what brand you have but you can goggle styro bators for 1 that looks like yours or post a pick here and someone will give you directions.
     
  7. GBov

    GBov Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This morning its holding at 67%.

    Stll only one chick and no pips.

    Am wondering if one is all we are going to get [​IMG]
     
  8. shellyga

    shellyga Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had this same issue and removed water using a syringe and aquarium tubing.. then I covered more floor space quickly with paper towels.. brought it down to acceptable range.. a learning experience for em

    Shelly
     
  9. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

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    Did your humidity spike while the one chick was hatching? That happens with me. There is a lot of moisture in the egg with the chick and when it hatches, the moisture is released into the bator. It usually goes back down. Just open a vent plug if you have one but make sure it doesnt go too low. You dont want any shrink wrapped chicks.
     
  10. valley ranch

    valley ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    I didn't get what day this of the incubation this in? Was the humidity just raised for lockdown? Best of luck!

    Richard

    I just saw the Title, you're in day 19 maybe? 22?
     
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