When do you raise the humidity?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bubbleberry, Mar 21, 2015.

  1. bubbleberry

    bubbleberry Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you raise it on day 18 (chickens)/25 (ducks) or do you raise it on the day they're due to hatch/when they internally pip?
     
  2. menmyboys

    menmyboys Out Of The Brooder

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    I read that you raise the humidity during lock down.The last 2-3 days before hatching.
     
  3. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

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    That is correct. But, if you find that for some reason your air cells are too small, you could delay until you hear chicks chirping in the eggs, or you get your first pip... but I'd not go that route unless I could check the bator every couple of hours or so.
     

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