Right humidity?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChickenPeep, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    my humidity is at about 45-50%. Is this okay? Im on day 15.
     
  2. raymondjames

    raymondjames Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats good but around day 18 bump the humidity up to 60-70% and keep bator closed as the moisture softens the membrane and helps their hatch. if you open the bator precious humidity leaks out and the membrane can harden and shrinkwrap the chick.
     
  3. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Thanks!
     
  4. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:1 day before lockdown do not anymore water for the all 24 hours if it gets below 45% is ok

    than increasy humidity to 65-70% on lockdown
     
  5. ChickenPeep

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    Quote:1 day before lockdown do not anymore water for the all 24 hours if it gets below 45% is ok
    than increasy humidity to 65-70% on lockdown

    Why is that?
     
  6. Faerytalefarm

    Faerytalefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm, my humidity stays right around 40%. I'm bumping it up to 70% on day 18. Hope I haven't had it too low.
     
  7. ChickenPeep

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    Quote:You are probably fine, just raise it a little.
     
  8. Faerytalefarm

    Faerytalefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm doing it now! [​IMG]
     
  9. ChickenPeep

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    Quote:Good!
     
  10. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    check your air cells. i am keeping mine around 35-40 and on lockdown will be raising it up to 65-70 (day 18)
     

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