Temperature Issues!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pjquail, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. pjquail

    pjquail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 7, 2014
    Questions! So I have been regulating my temp. and humidity in my DIY incubator and it has been at a steady 99-100 F and 45% humidity level for hours. Then, I put my quail eggs inside the bator and now the temp. is fine but the humidity is at 53%. Will that be an issue for hatching bobwhites? Like, is the humidity being absorbed by the eggs skin or something (please don't judge my logic, this is my first time hatching eggs!) I've heard of some people having their humidity as high as 80% and bumping it up to 93% during "lockdown" but I'm not certain that high humidity to start is the way to go. And I really don't understand why just adding eggs would have an effect on the humidity. If 53% is an okay level, then what level should the humidity be at during the lockdown stage? Hope you guys can help! Thanks

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