Reading air cell deveolpment

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 5PChickens, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. 5PChickens

    5PChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    I am in need of some help with setting my humidity in my incubator. If the air cell is growing too fast (larger than it is suppose to be on day 7), how do I adjust the humidity? higher or lower?

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  2. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

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    Add water to raise the humidity.
    To lower the humidity - use something to raise the lid a tiny bit in one corner. A pen is too big. You need something thinner like the thickness of a pencil lead.
     
  3. 5PChickens

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    I know how to adjust the RH in my incubator.

    The question I have is if your air cells are growing too fast do you raise or lower the RH? Same question with are the growing too slow do you raise or lower?
     
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    Any help?
     
  5. hokankai

    hokankai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fast growing air cells are due to too much water loss, so you need to raise your RH
     

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