Too much humidity?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Mylied, Nov 8, 2016.

  1. Mylied

    Mylied Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it a problem to have high humidity during lockdown if the air cells are big and the humidity was low the first 18 days? I filled the wells and humidity is at 88% with condensation on the lid. It's day 19.
     
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, the chicks can drown. The highest I'd go with humidity in lockdown is 75%. Last hatch I put the humidity at about 60% and the chicks were fine. Wipe the condensation off the lid and remove the vent plug until the humidity is lower. It shouldn't take too long.
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2016
  3. gagirlchicken

    gagirlchicken New Egg

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    What is the lowest safe % for humidity
     

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