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Lockdown - humidity at 65% - hatch day tomorrow!

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

  1. 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 Songster

    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. Thanks
    I feel very reasured.
    Photos soon!
  5. 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. 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 Songster

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

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