no lockdown and 60 humidity...?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CarolinaKid 8, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. CarolinaKid 8

    CarolinaKid 8 In the Brooder

    Jan 21, 2011
    My 3rd try hatching...I was wondering could i just leave humidity at 60 and temp 99.5 with no lockdown and keep humidity at 60 for last 3 days of hatch...thanks BYC [​IMG] Hatch due 4/7 and 4/13..I dont have to open the bator for anything....water is added thru a plastic tube
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2011
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    No, you need to get the humidity up so the chicks won't stick inside their shells. If you don't, you are going to have a bunch of membrane shrink wrapped chicks. There is a small chance that some of them would hatch okay, but I wouldn't chance it. I've had the privilege of peeling chicks that have been stuck out of their shells and it isn't any fun to do. It would be easiest to just toss a wet sponge on in there and be done with it. [​IMG]

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by