what should the humidity be at when hatching?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by I-Have-Happy-Hens, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2010
    Carrboro, NC
    What should the humidity be in the icubaitor when hatching chicken eggs?


    Thanks

    Happy-Hens
     
  2. CatDaddyAlbert

    CatDaddyAlbert NoFeathersRuffled

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    You would be doing well with 75 to 80%. Once you put the eggs in do not open the hatcher for three days. Any hatched birds can last three days on their yolk sack.

    If you are sure nothing has pipped you can open it quickly to grab a peep out of it but make sure nothing has pipped.

    Best of Luck
     
  3. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2010
    Carrboro, NC
    Thanks see I was going to try a hatch with a homemade bator and need to find out the best thing to keep the humidity stable do you have any ideas on that
     
  4. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen Premium Member

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  6. Griffin Nest

    Griffin Nest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had it at 70%
     

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