Question about humidity and temperature in incubator after chicks are born

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by praisegod320, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. praisegod320

    praisegod320 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 2, 2013
    Torrington, CT
    I know during lockdown, the humidity has to be at 80%, correct? I have a question about what happens when some are born before the the humidity ok for them in the incubator while the others are trying to hatch? I plan on keeping all the chicks in the incubator for several days, since it is so big. Does the temperature stay at 99.5 while they are in there? Does the humidity then get turned off or brought down? What about air flow? This is our first time hatching in the incubator so I really don't have a clue. [​IMG]
  2. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2011
    S.E. Michigan
    Hi & [​IMG]. You should go to the Learning Center Tab and then read hatching eggs info and raising chicks. It will give you many of your answers and tons of useful information.
    I try to keep humidity around 65 - 70% during hatching. The incubator should have vents for fresh air to enter for eggs and then chicks. When they pip the shell it is important Not to open the incubator until all the eggs have hatched because you will let out humidity and heat. Good Luck with your hatch!
  3. Sally Sunshine

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

    Aug 23, 2012
    My Coop
  4. setir052083

    setir052083 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 26, 2011
    I was wondering the same thing:) Thanks for pointing me in the right direction!

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