my humitidy is reading 43% should i try and bump it up or leave it?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickenboy1993, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. chickenboy1993

    chickenboy1993 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    subject says all please help
     
  2. roosty

    roosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would leave it. What day are the eggs on?
     
  3. chickenboy1993

    chickenboy1993 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i havent put them in yet i plan on doing it this evening
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I usually keep mine between 40 and 50% and have great hatches. It's easier to keep it there if you are in a humid area. This winter in GA has been dry for the most part, though.
     
  5. chickenboy1993

    chickenboy1993 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok so what do you bump it up to on day 18 then
     
  6. roosty

    roosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine stays between 40 to 55% the whole time I dont bump it up on hatch time. Thats just what I do and it works perfectly. [​IMG] I know alot of people usually bump it up to like 70% at hatch time.


    This winter in GA has been dry for the most part, though.

    Yes it has! I usually dont even have to add water but at the begining but Ive had to add a couple of times.​
     
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  7. chickenboy1993

    chickenboy1993 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well i might try 60% or something around that
     
  8. roosty

    roosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you go to 60% at the hatch time you should be fine. But keep it at about where you are or 40 to 55 for the first 18 days

    Good luck!
     
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  9. chickenboy1993

    chickenboy1993 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you [​IMG]
     
  10. HappyHatch'en

    HappyHatch'en Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with my fellow Georgian roosty....good luck!
    BYC is the place we all start the race as an EGG!
    HappyHatch'en
     

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