what should the humidity be for chicken eggs is 70% to high?

bock

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HELP! I just received 10 chicken eggs from murray mcmurray and the humidity is insisting on staying at 70%-72% is that to high ? Is my hatch ruined?
 

LilRalphieRoosmama

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Yes, that's too high. Don't give up on them yet though, but open the incubator and let some of that out. Might need to keep the vent plug or two out for a bit until it gets stabilized. Ideally it should be under 50%, between the 37-47% range. If you can, wick up some of the water with a paper towel.
 

bock

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I just took out all of the water with a turkey baster but the humidity just keeps on getting higher. At one point it was 76% humidity, I am using a sprigfeild percise temp I bought on ebay and it reads 50% humidity in the room the incubator is in so I think it is correct.I am so confused!
 

bock

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GREAT news! I opened the vent plugs and let some air out, now it is at 60% humidity and is still warming up but is at98.8 degrees!Thank you so much,have a wonderful day!
 
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