Simple Q: Humidity?

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  1. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    How high does the humidity in an incubator have to be at the beginning and lockdown?
     
  2. groundpecker

    groundpecker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Standard incubation method

    The first 18 days should be 28-35%.

    For lockdown, between 58-65%.
     
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  3. ChickenPeep

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    Ok thanks!!
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  4. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    What are you hatching?
     
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  6. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    I dont really knoww. Mixed breed chickens, but i dont know what breed! [​IMG]
     
  7. Cherstin

    Cherstin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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! [​IMG]

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  8. ChickenPeep

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  9. ChickenPeep

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    Does everyone think the same? 28-35% for beginning and 58-65% for lockdown?
     
  10. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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
     

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