Noob Q!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by FLKPits, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. FLKPits

    FLKPits Hatching

    4
    0
    7
    Jan 23, 2013
    What happens if the humidity is too high in the incubator the first few days? Is there a way I can lower it without cooling the incubator too much?
     

  2. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Songster

    1,905
    68
    181
    Mar 25, 2011
    S.E. Michigan
  3. FLKPits

    FLKPits Hatching

    4
    0
    7
    Jan 23, 2013
    Thanks for the link. I'm not sure I saw anything that helps though. I made a stupid mistake and added too much water on day 2
     
  4. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Songster

    1,905
    68
    181
    Mar 25, 2011
    S.E. Michigan
    Can you open the lid quickly in a heated room? I candle eggs in a bathroom that was pre-heated with a space heater to keep eggs warm. Then you could soak up some of the water.
     

  5. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

    56,671
    7,947
    846
    Aug 23, 2012
    Pennsylvania
    My Coop
    Its ok if they cool for a few minutes..... its their internal temps that matter most.... high humidity is worse... I use different size cups to control humidity until lockdown because I can remove add easily, plus they dont get mold growth.... HOWEVER I dont have a turner and have room to do so...... My notes https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101 oh remember surface area is what has more effect on humidity than depth....
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by