What are the chances..

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Poulets De Cajun, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    ...that 83% to 85% humidity is too high? I've been dealing with humidity being too low for so long, I've forgotten optimum humidity levels.

    Will 80% and above humidity increase the chances of drowning? And is drowning caused by condensation and an accumulation inside the egg, or fluids that haven't evaporated enough?
  2. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    well ive incubated chickens and ducks together... my chicks never drowned, humidity was around 65 up to 80. i even tried the fact and drilled tiny hole in the top of the egg where the air sac is, and no water came out..... im still wondering about the drowning thing myself..........
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  3. byrandom

    byrandom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 22, 2008
    Terrell, TX
    I had one instance of 80% humidity in my hatcher, and had >50% hatch rate. And it wasn't even for more than 20 minutes, at the most.

    I don't go over 60-65%, and have had 95-ish% hatch rate on local eggs.

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