R-Com 20's humidity will not go above 70% - help!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Cherlyn, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. Cherlyn

    Cherlyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why will it not go above 70%? Is it pre-programmed to not go over this amount? Can I override it?

    I have read that with ducks, humidity needs to be 65% after lock-down and before the first pip. He has pipped. Next I am supposed to take the humidity up to 80%, but the incubator will not let me. Will he be ok?

    ~Cherlyn
     
  2. My Little Sister's Farm

    My Little Sister's Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What type of bator do you have? Do you have another type available that will not auto dehumidify? If this causes too much of a problem you may have to get a styro incubator to do your hatching in so you can better manipulate your humidity. I don't think the last few %s will destroy your hatch, just dry them out a bit too quickly making it harder for them to shake off the whole shell. You may want to assist more than normally recommended when they are struggling to get out AFTER they pip for themselves and have worked on it for a while.
     
  3. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    You could open the lid and pour water in.

    Take that, R-com 20! Ha!
     

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