temperature and humidity questions

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sybil, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. sybil

    sybil Out Of The Brooder

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    I am hatching eggs now and the book said to put the temperature at 99.5 to 100
    and the humidity at 55 to 60%
    that is until day 18
    I have a forced air incubator and I have my temperature at 99.5 and my humidity is between 50% and 55% Is that o.k.? [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    I believe forced air should be set at 100 degrees, that is what mine is set at. I also recommend using a digital thermometer as they are more accurate.

    I usually leave my humidity at 45 - 50 % until day 18.
     
  3. sybil

    sybil Out Of The Brooder

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    Is 55% to high? I am on day 4
    almost 5.
     
  4. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    I just caught mine at 54% on day 7 so I dropped it back to 40%.
     
  5. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    I think it might depend on what kind of incubator you have. Hopefully someone else will chime in. I have a gqf cabinet style and some it depends on what your climate is like. I don't feel comfortable telling you yes or no on the humidity.
     
  6. Eryn

    Eryn Chillin' With My Peeps

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