post your humidity! It will help me A LOT!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by L*A*G*, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. L*A*G*

    L*A*G* Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    planet chicken
    Hi,
    very soon i will b ordering silkie eggs. (from Chickenzoo more than likely) The humidity is so important so I thought i would ask the xperts. Please post your humidity % that hatched 70% or more of your eggs. what is left of the eggs that didn't hatch it would be nice to know. my piont is to get the avarage of humidity.
    any would be helpful,
    Larra
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  3. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Make sure your hygrometer is accurate and talk to old timers in your area who have been hatching for a while. They will know better what suits your area. Altitude and relative humidity are very important. I incubate at 75% humidity but wouldn't recommend that to anyone under 4000 ft above sea level.
     
  4. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

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    mine's inbetween 46 and 56% I don' worry about it too much.... haven't had any problems yet.
     
  5. L*A*G*

    L*A*G* Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    planet chicken
    how does 38% for days 1-18 and 62% for days 19-24 sound? or have u done that bfore? oh yeah I'll be incubating inside if that makes a diferences? how do u think i should check it?
     
  6. L*A*G*

    L*A*G* Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    planet chicken
    ummm... hello? this is very important! I'm gonna be hatching in a while and i need a humidity set.
     
  7. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    Alaska
    Larra,
    The links to the articles already given are very thorough. Incubating is one of those things you just have to do and take careful notes along the way. From there you can make decisions about how you need to make adjustments. Some people who live in higher less humid areas use higher humidities than those in lower elevations with higher humidities.

    BB
     
  8. Felicitas

    Felicitas Chillin' With My Peeps

    LAG,
    Where in Georgia are you? I'm in the northern Atlanta area and last week I had what I think is a successful hatch. I kept the humidity during the 18 days of incubation between 38% and 50% - mostly at the lower end of that range. At day 18, I upped the humidity to around 65% - 68%. Of 23 eggs set for hatching, 19 hatched, about half of them a day ahead of schedule, and all healthy with no problems (except for one chick that I almost killed, but that was my fault and he has fully recovered). Hope that helps.
     
  9. ashyannehand

    ashyannehand Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am in South Mississippi and it is very humid here. We did ours with the "dry incubation" and kept the humidity at about 30-40% for the first 18 days and then up to about 50-60 for the last three days. We have had 7 out of 11 hatch so far. Good luck and sending some good hatching juju your way! [​IMG]
     

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