Refresher on temp and humidity in incubator

slickchick

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Would like a refresher on temp and humidity for eggs in incubator. It’s been awhile since I hatched some out. I have a still air with egg turner. This is what I had done before.
98-99 degrees
50% humidity until lockdown
65-70% humidity at lockdown

I will be incubating BO and Lavendar Orps.
 

CluckNDoodle

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99.5F is optimal for incubation but some will actually run slightly higher in still air incubators to make up for the lack of air flow and to prevent cold spots. I've seen people set them as high as 102F. It has been a while since I ran a still air but I do know I never went over 100F in my old styrofoam Little Giant.
Humidity will vary greatly depending on what incubator you're using but if you know 50% has worked well for you in your incubator and your location in the past, I would start there and monitor the air cell development when you candle the eggs and adjust it as needed.
 

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