LG hatching humidity and ventilation

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MoodyChicken, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I'm getting my LG ready to hatch some 19 day old eggs. I just put the water in and I'm waiting for the temp to stay steady for a few hours before I put the eggs in. But my question is, I want to try to keep the humidity around 60% at this point, correct? And on top of the LG, there are two red plugs, am I supposed to remove one or both of those during the hatching phase? The babies are getting very wiggly in their eggs... I think it's only a matter of time till they pip! [​IMG]
     
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    I would say between 60-70% humidity no lower no higher, I have one plug out but when there are babies in there you may want to pull out two. but I am shure someone will know more. I havent had a lot of luck getting humidity up in my LG so make shure you have a clean sponge and a way to get water to the wells and the sponge without opening it.
    Good luck
     
  3. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! Got the humidity at 63%, I can make it more if they need it. But my temp's being all weird on me. [​IMG]
     

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