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need help, 1588 humidity spike while chicks are hatching

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by stevin, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. stevin

    stevin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have 19 pipped eggs and 1 hatched chick in my 1588 genesis. the humidity was at 64% till the 1st chick hatched and the the humidty jumped up to 70% should i remove the vent plug to allow the humidity to drop or just leave it in? will the chick dry off any quicker with the vent open?
     
  2. mrslb333

    mrslb333 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No leave it 70% is perfect if you drop it you will cause the other eggs to shrink wrap which will kill the chicks [​IMG]
     
  3. kkaymci55

    kkaymci55 Out Of The Brooder

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    When they start hatching a jump in humidity is normal and needed. I usually stick a couple soaked sponges in there to get humidity even higher. They need the high humidity to keep the lining in the shells from drying out and sticking to them
     
  4. gumbii

    gumbii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the moisture inside the egg makes the humidity raise up...

    don't worry about it...
     
  5. stevin

    stevin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    uhhhh...you're kiddin me. the humidity has dropped to 63%.
     
  6. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Stop looking at the hygrometer and just enjoy the hatch! You can't open the 'bator to change anything right now so relax and enjoy. It sounds like the humidity is perfect and everything is working just as it should [​IMG]
     
  7. stevin

    stevin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i woke up to 20 chicks!!!! but now the humidity is at 80%. is that still ok? at what point should i open the vent?
    there is still about another dozen pipped eggs in there....
     
  8. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    I would leave it alone since the jump in humidity is due to the eggs hatching. If you let too much humidity out, when it drops it might go too low.
     

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