Suddenly worried if HUmidity is High Enough!

lockedhearts

It's All About Chicken Math
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I set my eggs yesterday. Temp is holding well at 100 and humidity at 54-56. I have had a sinus infection and not felt good and I swear I read the humidity needed to be 50-60, but this morning am re-reading all my articles and see 60.
Is what I have enough or should I increase it? I am keeping the one trough full and it is holding steady. HELP!
 

AussieSharon

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If they are chicken eggs then 35 to 50 for humidity. I keep mine at 45. You really don't want it above 50 until day 18
 

Tuffoldhen

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I keep the humidity between 40 to 50% the first 18 days, then 60 to 70% for the remaining 3....Having the humidity too high the first 18 days can cause all kinds of problems...
 

lockedhearts

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Oh Argh! Yes they are Chicken, so now it's too high

Dang this learning stuff stinks sometimes

Should I lower the water level some? I would hate to have gone through all of this and killed them the first day:hit
 

AussieSharon

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You may want to try opening a vent for a little while and see if that lowers the humidity. If not then yes take out a little water.
 

lockedhearts

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I got it to 44-45 by opening a vent. I have two Humidity Monitors, the wet/dry that came with it and a digital that also has temp. I also have the traditional thermometer that came with it. All are reading about the same. Digital says temp 99-100 , standard is staying at 100. Wet/dry is saying 45 humidity and digital is at 44.
Hope I didn't kill the little boogers already.
 
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