too much humditiy?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by windnleavesfarm, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. windnleavesfarm

    windnleavesfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is too much humditiy a bad thing?what would be the limit? i have the incubator in my basement. windows open and it rained heavy yesterday.
     
  2. loveourbirds

    loveourbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    a temporary surge in humidity usually wont cause damage, humidity over 65% for a long period of time (2 or more days) may cause damage.

    to help you relax a little, when a hen is setting on eggs does it ever rain?
     
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  3. windnleavesfarm

    windnleavesfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes of course
     
  4. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    on days 1-14 any extra moisture can be balanced out that is why you check on days 7 and 14 to see where the air cell is it helps you figure out if there is too much fluid in the egg.
     
  5. windnleavesfarm

    windnleavesfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    okay thankyou very much!![​IMG]
     

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