Lockdown - humidity at 65% - hatch day tomorrow!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SarniaTricia, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. SarniaTricia

    SarniaTricia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi all
    My first hatch with a Hova-Bator.
    My humidity is at 65% - with lock down stared THursday.
    Hatch day is expected to be Saturday+Sunday.
    Am I ok with this percentage?

    Any help appreciated.
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2012
  2. mohillbilly

    mohillbilly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2012
    Poplar Bluff , MO
    if you are just setting them....NO it needs to be between 35-45% until they go in to lock down then 65% should be ok
  3. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    Mine just hatched on the 3rd and the humidity was between 65-80%... It went up as the babies were hatching but I forgot to unplug a second hole to vent & I think that's why. Either way they all hatched awesomely & it didn't seem to bother them.
  4. SarniaTricia

    SarniaTricia Chillin' With My Peeps

    I feel very reasured.
    Photos soon!
  5. SarniaTricia

    SarniaTricia Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm crazy excited.
    I heard peeping today.
    Tomorrow is hatch day!
    I have all sorts of things planned to keep me occupied so I don't sit beside the incubator and watch........and fuss.... and basically loose my mind wondering what is taking so long!
  6. SarniaTricia

    SarniaTricia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Woke up thismorning to two early risers (hatchers)
    2 Bantam EE egss have hatched and one of my pure breed Americauna.
    2 more pure breeds have pipped and one of my standard size EE too....
    The wait is killing me!
    It takes everything I have not to "help out"
    photos soon. edited to add photo:
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2012
  7. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2012
    SW Ohio
    Wow....so exciting.....Good luck

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