What isthe correct humidity for day 1 to day 18?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Tomfieldenloveshichickens, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. Tomfieldenloveshichickens

    Tomfieldenloveshichickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi

    I am incubating 6 eggs and have got the temp stable but I don't know what humidity I need. Currently it is 60%. Is that ok
     
  2. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    If they are chicken eggs then they need to be at about 40%. At lockdown (day 18 and on) it should be at 60%. I would lower it.
     
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    25-50% for 1-18 and anything in between 45-60% for lockdown. I have had success with dry hatches using lower humidity. Of course where I live dictates much of that.
     
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Oh, humidity is so..... relative..... but I follow recommendations for the 1-18 days' humidity staying in the range of 40 to 50%. I bump up to mid-60s for lockdown.
     
  5. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    Quote:This is true. I don't worry about the humidity as much until lockdown, then I make sure it is steady.
     
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:This is true. I don't worry about the humidity as much until lockdown, then I make sure it is steady.

    Me too. I don't even THINK about the bator til lockdown, then I am nuts over it.
     
  7. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    I use the dry hatch method. I use 30 - 35% the first 18 days, then I go to 60 - 65% the last 3 days. Some say that the humidity issue is based on your altitude, where you live. Check with someone near you, and see what humidity they use successfully.
     
  8. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:OMG THANK YOU!!!! I have been saying over and over and over that it matters what your climate is!!!! And it DOES! I live in VERY dry area, and others live in high humidity areas. And it does matter!!!! ALOT!!!
     
  9. kvmommy

    kvmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2011
    I live in a fairly decent humidity area, but its bone dry in my house over the winter because of the heat. I'm incessantly chapped and parched...so does humidity still make a difference where you live? If not, should I put a humidifier in the room?
     
  10. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Treat it like you live where I do!!! I use aabout 25% days 1-18, then use thick large socks soaked for lockdown.
     

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