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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tberggren, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. tberggren

    tberggren Songster

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    I will be trying my hand a second time starting next week.
    My question is when you go to day 18 and up the humidity to say 70% what do you do if you get condensation.

    I know condensation is bad because if it is on the plastic it could also be building up in the egg and drown the chick when it pips.

    So should I worry more about the condensation or about keeping the humidity up to the recommended levels?

    Thanks so much for your help.

    Theresa
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    I up mine to between 65% and 70% and I rarely have more than a tiny amt of condensation, even slightly above 70% when they begin to hatch. If there is alot of condensation, a vent should be opened to allow some moisture to escape. My hatches are almost always very clean hatches, hardly any mess to clean up, even.
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2008

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