Is my humidity level to high???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by gumpsgirl, May 18, 2008.

  1. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    My eggs have been in the bator for a day and a half now. The humidity level keeps bouncing back and forth between 51% and 55%. It won't go below the 51%. Is this okay or is the humidity to high? [​IMG]
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I would leave it. It will go down naturally over the next few days. I run mine around 50 all of the time and have great hatches.

    Jody
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Your fine.....don't worry....
     
  4. Vamp-A-Billy Princess

    Vamp-A-Billy Princess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of incubator are you using
     
  5. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Thanks everyone! I'll calm down now! [​IMG]

    I'm using a Genesis 1588 bator, Vamp-A-Billy Princess. [​IMG] So far, I love it! It has been holding the temp. steady at 100 degrees!
     
  6. Eggseronious

    Eggseronious Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For the first 48 hrs your humidity is ok. I try to keep mine around 42 after the first 48. Remember that the room humidity has alot to do with th inside of the bator also. I add water with a syringe and measure the cc it uses per day. [​IMG]
     

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