lockdown humidity at 62 %, is that enough?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by trunkman, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. trunkman

    trunkman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 26, 2009
    Rock Hill SC
    If the humidity is at 62 percent and we need more humidity, how should I add more water if they are in lockdown? Can I add it through one of the vent holes or should I just lift the lid and add it? [​IMG]
     
  2. Petej

    Petej Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The general rule for lock down is not to open the Incubator. However, you can open it for short periods, such as adding water or removing the dry and fluffy chicks.

    Your humidity should be a tad higher (around 70-80%). My RH here on the SW Washington coast is around 60-70%, so I don't need much extra.

    I use a damp rag inside my 'Bator to get it where it should be. Just get a clean rag moistened with warm water (90-100 Degrees) and put it inside your Incubator.

    Within a few minutes your RH will increase.
     
  3. trunkman

    trunkman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 26, 2009
    Rock Hill SC
    That's great, thank you! [​IMG]
     
  4. Chickenfarmer 1-2-b

    Chickenfarmer 1-2-b Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep my in the low 60's and They usually hatch fine.
     
  5. Petej

    Petej Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Even though I have a RH, I tried hatching at about 60 and ran into "Shrink Wrapping" issues. I notice with the rag in the 'Bator, I had no such issues.

    Try it both ways and see what works for you. [​IMG]
     

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