question about location and incubating...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jessika, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. Jessika

    Jessika Songster

    May 31, 2008
    Eagle Creek, OR
    I read before about seasonal issues (summer vs winter) incubating but what about location (natural humidity, elevation). Is it really hard to incubate in high elevation?

    Tonight I am checking on weather report before bed and notice it says 90% humidity right now, 58 F. I have good humidity in both bators right now....but I haven't added water in ages. Any advice on high humidity areas?

    *edited to note that i just worked 9 hours and I am unwinding so excuse terrible grammar in am getting sleepy finally!*
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2008
  2. We have a friend of ours who lives in Colorado and is raising lavender Silkies, and I think she does have problems with the altitude.... I dont know specifics though.
  3. Heather J

    Heather J Songster

    May 29, 2008
    So long as your humidity is holding in a good spot, I wouldn't worry about it. If I don't add water every few days mine would drop to the teens, so I check it a couple of times a day. If you don't have to add water, bonus for you! There are threads with suggestions on how to fix a bator with humidity that is too high without the edition of water--that's not a problem I have to deal with, lol

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