Lockdown- Can Humidity Be TOO High?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Faerytalefarm, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. Faerytalefarm

    Faerytalefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2011
    Is 75-78% humidity going to be too high? I may take some of the water out since no one has pipped yet. Thoughts?
     
  2. kvmommy

    kvmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2011
    I'd say yes. My last hatch it started at 75%, after the first hatch it shot up to 85% from the chicks humidity. Had a few drown after pipping.
     
  3. Faerytalefarm

    Faerytalefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2011
    Quote:I opened one of the little plugged up air vents for a while. I think I will pull out the cup of water I put in there last night.
     
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I always thought that drowning chicks in their shells was because the humidity was too high during the first part of incubation???
     
  5. Faerytalefarm

    Faerytalefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2011
    Quote:That's what I've read. I think mine will be fine with the tiny vent unplugged.
     
  6. ih66series

    ih66series Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicks drown from high humidity during first 18 days. I would say 80% is tops for humidity during lockdown.
     
  7. Faerytalefarm

    Faerytalefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2011
    Quote:Thanks [​IMG]
     
  8. kvmommy

    kvmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2011
    I know drowning can happen from too much moisture during the first 18 days, but when my humidity shot over 85% and it was sopping wet in there, I asked on here and was told that my humidity was too high which is why many died fully formed.
     
  9. Faerytalefarm

    Faerytalefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2011
    Quote:[​IMG] so sorry... That's sad.. I've gotten the humidity around 70% now.
     
  10. misslady

    misslady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good question, I have some eggs in lockdown right now and was wondering the same thing. [​IMG]
     

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