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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChickenPeep, Oct 1, 2011.
How high does the humidity in an incubator have to be at the beginning and lockdown?
Standard incubation method
The first 18 days should be 28-35%.
For lockdown, between 58-65%.
What are you hatching?
I dont really knoww. Mixed breed chickens, but i dont know what breed!
Lol ... it might be a simple question, but I don't think you're going to get a simple answer to this one! Lots of numbers work for different people. Mine sets automatically, but it's about 45% initially, with a jump to about 80% at lockdown. I've had a lot of successful hatches. Considering chickens hatch outdoors everywhere, from Florida's subtropics to the dryness of Arizona, I think what's most important is that there is a significant increase toward the end.
Great post ... I'll follow this one for sure!
Can you take a look at this thread of mine? -> https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=579726
Does everyone think the same? 28-35% for beginning and 58-65% for lockdown?
Mine is at 47%, my books all say 40-50% for the first 18 so thats what I am running now, I will not know how well its working for a few days when I candle them more, they are 3 days in now