Turkey Incubating... Humidity!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by ticks, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    What should the humdity be for my turkeys? I have them at about 50+. Is this good? too high? too low?
  2. LoveMyBirds

    LoveMyBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2008
    Quote:I'm not an egg-spert here..[​IMG]

    Might depend on the fan or no fan.. turner or no turner..

    Here's what my setup was... Hova-1583 with fan and turner.

    My humidity was around 55 which I thought was little high when I first put my eggs in..

    Then dropped down to around 45 .. When they started to hatch it auto raised from the hatch to 70 plus...

    I just got 17 turkeys and so far 2 chicks... 6 left... Tomorrow is the due date..

    I have another Hova-1582 withOUT a fan and NO turner.. They are due tomorrow (Apr30) also... BUT no pipping as of this post..

    Humidity was around 40-50.. temps around 99.5 - 100.5...
  3. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    We run ours about 45 to 50% in a GQF sportsman, and raise it to about 60 to 65 for hatching.

    Each incubator has it's own settings for what works and hatches best.

    Steve in NC
  4. Harp Turkey Ranch

    Harp Turkey Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2008
    McCleary, WA
    In our Cabinets we run them at 40% then let them dry down to 25% or so every week or when the pan goes dry and the re-fill.

    We hatch at 65%
  5. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Mine is about 40-45ish
    My bator is not holding the water in [​IMG]

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