Lockdown question.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by skiwee, Jul 16, 2016.

  1. skiwee

    skiwee Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 5, 2016
    I just put my mallard egg on lockdown today. I raised her humidity to 78-80. Is that ok? Also I've seen pics of lockdowns where the walls are foggy and wet from humidity. Mine is clear and not humid looking at all. Is that ok? I thought being at 80 is pretty good. This is a small table top incubator with a fan.
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    For lockdown (duck and chicken eggs) I aim for 65%-70% and I found that is adequate. Once the eggs start hatching the moisture released will up the humidity even more and then you are likely to see foggy walls and panes in the incubator. Best of luck with your hatch and keep us posted!

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