Temp and Humidity for Chicken Eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tia, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. tia

    tia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Valdez, Alaska
    This is my first time incubating chicken eggs. The directions on my incubator say Temp. 99.5 and humidity 50. Is that correct. I have hatched duck eggs before. The incubator is an R-Com Suro with a humidifier. It has digital settings.
  2. petunias212

    petunias212 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2011
    i've read that days 1-18 humidity should be 35-50% then days 18-21 50-75%
  3. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
  4. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

    Aug 13, 2007
    North/Central Florida
    When in doubt follow the manufacturer's directions.

    99.5 degrees is standard. Humidity can be all over the map depending on who you talk to, their altitude, and their climate. Until you have good reason to do differently I'd follow the manufacturer's directions.
  5. tia

    tia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Valdez, Alaska
    Well that sounds good. I have temperature at 99.5 and humidity at 50. Thanks for the help.

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