temp///humidity levels

CharliesAngels

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9 Years
Feb 24, 2010
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Hey everyone!!!!!!! from the newbies. Questions abound. What should the temp and humidity levels be set at on the days at each candling? When do we "ramp up" the humidity? Will placing sponges with water in small bowls in the final few days help with the humidity? We DO have a hygrometer/temperature combo that is used for reptiles, so we should be alot more precise with the levels -if we knew them. We took away the oyster shells for added softness of the shell at pipping. So we really would like to know the humidity from day one to day eighteen.
 

carriehelene

Songster
10 Years
Feb 9, 2009
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Capital Region NY
We need a little more info about your bator. Still-air should be around 101-102, forced air around 99.5. In regards to your humidity level, there are alot of answers, mostly seems to depend upon your location and even elevation. There is alot of good info in this link https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=113681 it's a long read, but has a ton of info regarding humidity. Good luck! and
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carriehelene

Songster
10 Years
Feb 9, 2009
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BTW, if you go to your profile, and enter where you live (doesn't have to be your exact town, just state and general area, if you're more comfortable with that), it will help you to get more specific answers geared towards your circumstances.
 

CharliesAngels

Hatching
9 Years
Feb 24, 2010
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sorry. We are in the south, South Carolina. The 'bator is a styrofoam still air with auto- turner. Haven't gotten a fan yet. Should we get the fan? Does it help?
 

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