I keep reading where people say that during hatching if your humidity is too high it will "drown" the chicks... Huh? Come again? Drown them??? Let me explain my confusion: If you spend 18 days incubating eggs correctly with appropriate humidity and temp, the air cell will GROW. By the time of hatching, the air cell will be significant in size, thereby making internal pipping WITHOUT drowning possible. NO AMOUNT of "extra" humidity in the last 3 days of incubation will suddenly make the air cell fill up with water. Also, as a chick hatches, just because the air in the actual incubator is of high humidity, the chick does NOT "drown". Do you drown when the humidity outside is 100% right before a rainstorm? My chicks go into a brooder on my open-air back porch (DOES HAVE A ROOF) as soon as they come out of the incubator and they don't suddenly "drown" when it rains outside their brooder and raises the humidity in the air they breathe... If your humidity is "high" at hatch time, your chicks will still hatch just fine. They may not dry off as rapidly, but they will not DROWN. The only way I am aware of that your chicks could drown while hatching is if your humidity was high the entire incubation period, thereby making the air cell be too small to sustain the chick's first breaths at the internal pipping stage. Or, of course, if you incubate your eggs floating in a bowl of water.