Please help... :(

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 6Chickens&counting, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. 6Chickens&counting

    6Chickens&counting Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had incubated 4 silkies last month.... they were all fine and moving before I put into lockdown..... 24 days of incubation I decided they were goners... I opened them up and all of them had not consumed the yolk sak and I noticed the air sac had been really huge.. almost half the egg. I am trying again with the silkies and its day 4 right now and a very informational sight says keep humidity at 60-65% but others say that 40-50% is best..... I need help with humidity and I need it bad!
     
  2. 6Chickens&counting

    6Chickens&counting Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Humidity can be a struggle can't it!
     
  3. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    It can be...i have always done 40% ish for the first 18 60+% is into lockdown...you dont want to drown them with humidity...try and keep it around 40...+\- Then jack it up for lockdown
     
  4. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep.
     

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