# question about weighing eggs and humidity

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kvmommy, Oct 25, 2011.

1. ### kvmommyChillin' With My Peeps

Jan 2, 2011
Ok...here's a question regarding weighing the eggs. Is my math correct and if so does it mean my eggs are toooo dry???? Ok...

Start weight 38g. Day 7 36g. Day 9 34g. So I would multiply 38 by .34...is that correct? If so thats 12.92. Isn't that way too much for Day 9?
Another egg.
Start weight 34g. Day 7 33g. Day 9 32g. same math...34 x .32= 10.88% What should I do? My humidity says 33%. I haven't added any water this whole time. its hard to judge by air cells because they're damaged and they have such a low dip and the rest are misshapen, so one side looks too small and the other side too big.

Jun 5, 2011
3. ### kvmommyChillin' With My Peeps

Jan 2, 2011
I read it and thats why I was doing it this way...I just don't know if i'm doing it right. Maybe I should pm pete55.

4. ### Swissmiss989Chillin' With My Peeps

Jun 5, 2011
On day 7 I would take your weight and x it by .05. Thats what it should lose by week one. On day 14 I would take the starting weight and x it by .10 that should be how much u lose by week 2. And before lock down do it again x by .15.

Is your start is 38g

Week 1 - 38 x .05 = 1.9 now take 38 - 1.9 = 36.1 thats your target for week 1.

So forth and so on because you lose 5% each week

5% x 3 (21 days) = 15%

Hope that helps!

5. ### kvmommyChillin' With My Peeps

Jan 2, 2011
Quote:Yes!!! Thats it exactly! OMG...thank you so much.

6. ### Swissmiss989Chillin' With My Peeps

Jun 5, 2011
no problem. I do alot of tax work so decimals and round numbers are way easier then %. Its my 1st time doing this too you will have to let me know how it goes for ya.