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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by woogie g3, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. woogie g3

    woogie g3 Chirping

    Aug 5, 2010
    what humidity level and temp does it need to be.?? i have no clue

  2. For chickens, temp should be 99.5 if you are using an incubator that has a fan, 100.5 (I think) if it is still air

    I get my humidity to between 60-65% for hatching....however, that part varies in different part of the US. I think you'd be safe to start there though
  3. LaurenM23

    LaurenM23 Songster

    Jun 16, 2010
    King George, VA
    I agree with the above...also, you might note that when you get a pip and some zipping or hatching occurs, the humidity may rise quite a bit on its own. I started with 60-65% and saw it bounce to 72% after the first chick was out and the second and third had pipped.
  4. Chickenfarmer 1-2-b

    Chickenfarmer 1-2-b Songster

    Oct 28, 2009
    that's what I do too.

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