What humidity?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jmmre31, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. jmmre31

    jmmre31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a brinsea 20 adv. It says to put the humidity at 40-50, and this site states to use 40-50. But after reading many of the posts here, it seems that is to high of a humidity. Many people seem to recommend 30%. What should I use?

    This is my first batch in the brinsea and my second batch ever![​IMG]

    Forget to say they are chicken eggs.
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2011
  2. TarHeelBlue

    TarHeelBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I kept mine at 50-55% until lockdown and then boosted to 65-70% for the last 3 days. I am by no means an expert (just a beginner). This was on the advice from all the good BYC experts. Worked for me (with their help).
     
  3. JordanFamily

    JordanFamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the brinsea eco ... I don't worry to much about humidty... I just fill one water well for chicken eggs and every 3 days go back and refill it... Then on day 18 fill both and check humidty because I find with both wells full mine is only at 50% and I have to add a wet sponge to get it up to where I need it to be, around 70% for hatch... Best of luck...
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  4. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    I keep mine as near to 52% as I can reasonably manage from days 1-18 and the final three days between 60-65%.
     

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