Is Humidity to high ?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by beth123, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. beth123

    beth123 In the Brooder

    Dec 1, 2008
    Hi, This is my first time incubating eggs I have read every thing on this that I can find but am still confused about humidity.
    I have a 1588 Genesis hova- bator. Today is day 8 and I have had humidity at 50% to 55% is this to high ? I have candled the eggs and have seen the air sac but it is not very big, should I have it at 35% to 40%. Then what should I put it at on day 18?

    Thanks for the help


  2. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Songster

    Jul 2, 2008
    West TN
    I think lots of people do it differently, but I keep mine at about 35 - 40% for days 1 - 17, then up it to 60-65% for days 18-21.

    Good luck with your hatch.

  3. BawGock

    BawGock Songster

    Jan 21, 2009
    Idaho Panhandle, USA
    Hi Beth,
    I have the same incubator. I ran mine for the first 17 days between 40-50% and days 18-21 at 60-70% and had a wonderful hatch. This is what worked for me.
    As you will see, you will get a variety of info on humidity with everyone sharing what has worked best for them.
    Experiment to find out what gets the best results for you and take good notes. It may take a few hatches to pin point the optimal humidity levels that work in your environment.
    Best of luck on your hatch!
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Quote:[​IMG] You just have to find the range that works best for you in your climate and house conditions. I use the same levels as quoted here.

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