Very high humidity

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  1. cucu

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    Hello everyone [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    It's 4th day and humidity inside my incubator is very high!!!!
    Its about 65% _70%.
    Will it kill my chicks?
    Thanks for your answers
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

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    That's high. If you're sure the hygrometer is correct, open the incubator and let it out. Keep doing so occasionally till you get it where you want it.
     
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    Thank you for answering

    It's already 4th say . Did high humidity kill chicks ?
    I've candled eggs , there aren't any veins .
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

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    Day 4 may be too early. Most don't candle till a week or so.
    I doubt it created a problem. Humidity needs to be an average throughout to allow the proper evaporation. I really don't think 4 days of high humidity hurt them.
    What would happen if there were days of rain when a hen started setting, nothing bad.
     
  5. cucu

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    Thanks for replying [​IMG]
    Now humidity is. 60%-65%
    Should I remove some water or not?
     
  6. ChickenCanoe

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    Yeah, I'd probably suck out some water. Another option is to keep opening the incubator every few hours to let humidity escape. The heating back up should dry it out.
    Depending on how the air cell grows, you may be able to get to day 18 without any more water.
     
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    Thanks [​IMG]
     

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