low humidity can the eggs survive??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Cencor, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. Cencor

    Cencor Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone so me and my brother got a new incubator we ran it 24hours its automatic we figured the.water needs filling every two days we filled with 10dzck eggs and a week later 30bo eggs.
    The incubator is at my brothers house and he stayed out last night when he got back himidity had gone from 50% tp 28% he got it back up but not sure how long its been like this
    The chicken eggs are on day four. Will this result in the eggs dying.
    Thank
     
  2. Farmer Viola

    Farmer Viola Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello... I highly recommend the dry incubation method, which is not adding water until lockdown.
    You rely on the egg's natural evaporation to create humidity. 28% sounds perfect.

    day 1-18: 25-45% humidity
    day 19-21: 55-65% humidity
    there is a link in my signature with more detailed information... hope this helps!
     
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    ^ that's what I do as well. I don't have a problem with chicks pipping and dying in the shell anymore (which was a problem I had when running the humidity at 50%, as the instructions that came with my incubator said). Good luck!
     
  4. Cencor

    Cencor Out Of The Brooder

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    Thats great thanks would you suggest carrying on with the humidity or letting it dry
     
  5. Farmer Viola

    Farmer Viola Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would suggest running it at 25-45% humidity through day 18

    day 19-21 increase humidity to 55-65%
     

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