What is your average humidity level for chicken eggs at lockdown?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by NCchicken, May 12, 2011.

  1. NCchicken

    NCchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am confused about humidity levels at lockdown. Can you please share with me what you set your humidity at at lockdown? I filled up all the reservoirs that my instruction manual for my bator says for lockdown and my humidity is at 83%ish right now. I have been lurking on here and other seem to have it lower than that. Before I left for work I unplugged one of the vent holes because my gut sensed that the humidity is too high. I have three that have pipped already (one at the wrong end [​IMG] ). Today is day 19. So tell me, what do you have your humidity at for chicken eggs?
     
  2. NCchicken

    NCchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?[​IMG]
     
  3. NaomiSarah

    NaomiSarah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    70ish!
     
  4. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

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    I go for 55-65... Basically 60
     
  5. Chickiebabyfluff

    Chickiebabyfluff Yappette in Training

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    Quote:X2
     
  6. cackydoodledoo

    cackydoodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I run between 65-70. I think anything lowers makes it harder for them to get out.
     
  7. BawGock

    BawGock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    65% [​IMG]
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  8. NCchicken

    NCchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the replies, looks like I need to lower my humidity...somehow???? I guess maybe a turkey bastor to get out some of the water or an eye dropper?
     
  9. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:just removing some water will not accomplish it.. You have to reduce the area of exposed water.. I wouldn't worry about high humidity at this point.. You dinking around might affect the temp or something.. I would just ride it out..
     
  10. Mgui35

    Mgui35 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive had great results at 55%. It stays that during the incubation process.
     

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