what should room humidity be in incubating room?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by petunias212, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. petunias212

    petunias212 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    was just wondering if maybe that was a reason for poor hatch.
     
  2. midget_farms

    midget_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    Its not a matter of the room the incubator is in, but the humidity inside the incubator.

    The humidity should be 70% or higher from day 18 on. This gives them enough wet to not stick to the shell. If you opened the incubator after they pipped - that can cause lots of problems too. The sudden drop in humidity can shrink wrap them in the egg membrane.
     
  3. petunias212

    petunias212 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you for your answer...i'm glad to get this clarified as i was told that room temp and humidity are important when hatching
     

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