Is around 80% humidity too high for day 18-21? Why or why not?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chellester, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. Chellester

    Chellester Songster

    Jun 22, 2007
    Nor Cal
    It seems most people here have problems with getting humidity high enough for the hatch, but I seem to have the oppisite problem... when I fill up all my water reservoirs, my styrofoam inbubator will shoot up to over 80%. If I just fill up one of the reservoirs, it doesn't get high enough, so I have had a problem trying to keep it in the 70% range. It would be much easier to keep it around the 80% mark.

    Is this bad? Can this still drown the chicks, even though it's day 18 or later? Or at this time, is it the more humidity, the better?
  2. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    I can't keep the humidity down this time either. I have 23 turkey eggs in, and no water in the incubator at all and the humidity keeps around 70%. I candled two days ago and could see blood vessels starting to show up in 17 of them for sure. That was on day 4 or 5. I have no idea how to lower it when I don't have any water in it to begin with.

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