Put eggs in.. humidity shot up and temperature dropped down. What should I do?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cupman, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. cupman

    cupman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2011
    Portland, OR
    The temperature was 99.3 degrees and the humidity was sitting at around 50%. I put 39 eggs in my HovaBator 1588 and now the temperature is down to 70 and the humidity is 74% and rising. Should I take my eggs out before they start cooking or what should I do?
  2. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    what should you do?.. WAIT

    it's normal for the humidity to go up and the temp to drop when you add eggs.. things will stabilize as the eggs warm up.. and the humidity should settle back down in a few days
  3. Soaring Chicks

    Soaring Chicks Soaring Hawks Farm

    Jan 3, 2010
    When You add eggs everything will drop. It is normal.
    It takes it a little while to heat the eggs up and stabilize.
    Some bators take longer. Is the room at a constant temp?
    If it is then just give it a little time to get back right.
    The eggs will not cook unless it is over 102 non stop or for a good amount of time.
    Humiditly will level out when temp does
  4. cashdl

    cashdl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2008
    Remember that a hen gets off her clutch of eggs at least once a day to use the bathroom and eat untill the last three days. Sometimes the hen will be off the eggs for 10 to 15 minutes at a time. Imagine the temp and humidity fluctuations then.


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