too much humidity before lock down?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tcooper23, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. tcooper23

    tcooper23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi. Today was the 3rd day of incubation and i had done some modifications to my incubator to allow better air circulation and i had a look at the hygrometer and it was on 60% [​IMG]

    I think it was on 60% for about 24 hours. Is this going to cause the hatch rate to significantly go down? Or does the humidity in the first few days not matter all that much? I was supposed to keep it around 35-40%. thanks
     
  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    I've done that plenty of times and haven't noticed a difference in hatch rates.
     
  3. nicoletm24

    nicoletm24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if it was only for a couple days, i woulnd't worry too much.

    just try and keep it down until the 18th day...about 40% or so.

    i'm sure your eggies are ok. [​IMG]
     
  4. burquechick

    burquechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll let you know tomorrow. I had my humidity at about 62% for the first half of incubation (book said to aim for 60%). Then after doing some research online (and noticing that my air cells were way too small), I put it down to 40% for the last week or so. Now I'm hatching and put it back up to 70%. I heard a "cheep" yesterday, and thought I might've heard one this morning, but not sure. They are due tomorrow. [​IMG]

    ETA - BTW, my air cells were still way small on the 18th day.
     
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  5. burquechick

    burquechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, my brother just texted me and told me a chick already hatched. Due date's not until tomorrow, but I guess it couldn't wait. That's gotta be pretty good odds already, huh?

    ETA - 1 of 5
     
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  6. burquechick

    burquechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got 4 of 5 as of 2am lastnight, so I think yours should be fine! [​IMG]
     
  7. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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