Slight Humidity Drop??? WHY?!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by FunnyBunnies12, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. FunnyBunnies12

    FunnyBunnies12 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Is it normal to have the humidity drop a bit during piping? I mean my humidity is still good, 81%, but I just noticed that it wants to fluctuate a bit. It's well up there, but it's kind of making me nervous because of all I've read about even a 1/2 percent humidity drop can't be good. Or maybe it was always that way, but normally it's been ranging 85%, I did add a bit of water this morning when I noticed, I didn't open it up, but poored a bit into the air holes of the hova bator. So, I'm just curious and trying to remember if it did the same thing with the last batch that piped. I know while they hatched and the moisture of the wet duckling made it rise to almost 90%. So, just keeping an eye on it. Temp seems to fluctuate a tad to, and I haven't done anything to disturb them.
     
  2. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    Some fluctuation is fine. A lot is a problem. Just don't let it go below 70%. Also always use 100 degree water when topping off.
     
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2010

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