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When do I increase humidity?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by silkiebeginer, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. silkiebeginer

    silkiebeginer Songster

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    I have just 8 days left in the bator. Right now I have the humidity staying between 50-55%. When do I up the humidity and how much should I increase it to? Thanks in advance. I am a first timer at bator hatching.

    Jennifer
     
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2007
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    I believe its day 18 that you raise it and stop turning the eggs.
    I'm sure someone will post the humidity level to increase to.
    I think its like 80%, but get more opinions.
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Yep, you're right. About 80 is good. And right about the ceasing of turning. Good luck with the hatch!
     
  4. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

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    I increase mine to 70% on the 18th day and stop turning.
     
  5. silkiebeginer

    silkiebeginer Songster

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    Thanks guys. I'll let you know how it goes. Only 6 days left.

    Jennifer
     
  6. Motherhenandflock

    Motherhenandflock Songster

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    Hope you hatch lots of babies! Keep us posted on what happens!
     
  7. Chickfever

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    I have 6, 7, and 10 days left on mine.

    I hope you have a great hatch rate!! Be sure to let us know!
     

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