Too much humidity?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cowchick11, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. cowchick11

    cowchick11 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2011
    SW Washington
    Been collecting my eggs all week (and turning them) and doing my test run/set up with the incubator today. [​IMG] Unplugged it, cooled down added water, got the turner and eggs in and got the turner going again. No heat at this time as I will not get it up to heat until late tomorrow. However, I am already up to 80% humidity! [​IMG] Is there such a thing as too much? I have two gauges and they are within 3% of each other. This is with no heat! What do you think? [​IMG]

  2. Syharrison

    Syharrison Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 7, 2011
    yeah i think they say 40% at first then up to 50% before hatch but not sure what damage it'll do
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Run your bator with the vents open or the lid slightly open until time to put your eggs in. That should help you get your humidity down.

    Days 1-18......... 30-35% Humidity.
    Days 19-Hatch.. 67-70% Humidity.

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