Question for the experts

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

  1. tberggren

    tberggren Songster

    Jan 20, 2008
    Ithaca NY
    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.

  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    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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