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What are the humidity levels for still air incubators?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chickadee-23, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. Chickadee-23

    Chickadee-23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have little giant incubator, and my humidity stays between 68-73% i had to but another small bowl of water in their to raise it up, todat is day 20 is the humidity ok or do i need to raise it? And wht does the temp need to be in lockdown? Thanks
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Temp shouldn't change - a hen's body temperature doesn't.
    That sounds like plenty of humidity to me.
    I usually don't up it to 65 or so till the last couple days.
     
  3. sumi

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    Are you hatching chicken eggs? Then you should be in lockdown now (starting day 19) and 68%-73% is perfect. What was your humidity during incubation?
     
  4. Chickadee-23

    Chickadee-23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes chicken eggs, today is day 20 they are already in lockdown, my humidity during incubation was between 30-45% i hope it wasn't to low?
     
  5. Chickadee-23

    Chickadee-23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 1 egg cracked & 1 pipping, and 2 rocking, is it ok for them to hatch a day early, cause tommorow is hatch day 21, when do i take them out?
     
  6. sumi

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    That's fine!
     
  7. sumi

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    That's o.k. I've had chicks hatch as early as day 18 before. Let them finish the hatch, that could take a good few hours still, then wait for them to dry and fluff up before taking them out. Try and be as quick as possible when you do, so you don't lose too much humidity. Good luck with the hatch!
     

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