temp and humidity q's

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by francisfarms, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. francisfarms

    francisfarms Out Of The Brooder

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    what are ideal temps and humidity needed for chick incubation? Right now it is 100 degrees and 61% humidity
     
  2. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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    That's perfect! [​IMG] Keep temp. no lower than 80 unless you have to for a little while and don't let it go higher than 105 degrees F. Temp. should be 96-102 degrees F. and hum. should be at least 30% on the first 18 days. Then you can add water in a bowl to raise hum. to 60, 70, or 80% humidity, which is the range needed 3 days before expected hatch day. Don't let it go too high or too low, since this can cause serious or even fatal problems!

    Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  3. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    First what kind of incubator do you have? Still air or Forced Air Temps vary for either.
    Forced Air is 99.5 for temp first 18 Days humidity should be 45-50%
    Still Air your temps need to be higher 101 same humidity
    Last 3 days temps as above but humidity should be at least 65%
     
  4. GopherBoyFarms

    GopherBoyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
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    Quote:I have forced air (home made) and on the first day....we are staying 98.5 with 53% humidity in water wiggler, and air temp is 100.1 with 61% humidity. Is this going to be ok or should I tweek it?

    (sorry to take over someones thread)

    ~Tiff~
     
  5. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    do not tweak it. Get right to work building me one and ship it to me so I can evaluate it under controlled circumstances! I will get back to you with my results asap![​IMG]
     
  6. francisfarms

    francisfarms Out Of The Brooder

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    it is a forced air hovabator, right now it is 100 degrees with 59% humidity. I have a few days before I get all the eggs I need. Can I do duck and chicken at the same time?
     
  7. GopherBoyFarms

    GopherBoyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    Vancouver WA
    Quote:we might be able to work something out if you wanna hatch me one of those BEAUTIES like you have in your avatar!!!!
     
  8. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    Quote:I have forced air (home made) and on the first day....we are staying 98.5 with 53% humidity in water wiggler, and air temp is 100.1 with 61% humidity. Is this going to be ok or should I tweek it?

    (sorry to take over someones thread)

    ~Tiff~

    Chicken eggs should be 99.5 so yours might have a slight chance to hatch a little early humidity seems ok. I tend to run my humidity 45-55 while incubating but you should be ok. I wouldn't go messing with it if it is staying steady
     
  9. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    Quote:Chicken should be 99.5 mine tends to run 99 , humidity seems fine. I know nothing of duck eggs but think humidity needs to be more, maybe somone who has hatched them will respond.
     
  10. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    Quote:Hey, I'm not stingy with my birds. I am sure we can work something out. Right now I have that cockerel, (more grown up now) with seven little mottled pullets that are just sorta starting to lay, three to five eggs on a good day. I just set my first clutch under one that went broody a few days ago. One already showed veins. I will get back to you in a week or so and see how the fertility is. All the birds are young and don't have the hang of squatting and breeding yet. I want a LOT of people to have access to these mille fleur cochins. I plan to get them into a lot of different hands if possible. An incubator would help me a lot.
     

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