when to turn up humidity ?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bullrider, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. bullrider

    bullrider Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    just woundering when i need to start it turn up the humidity my eggs are at day 15 (cant wait) the humidity has been between 30-40 so far hope thats ok. thanks to all at BYC ,Kim
  2. Rufflemyfeathers

    Rufflemyfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 20, 2008
    Astatula Florida
    1-18 humidity where you got it and 19 day turn up humidity..good luck on your [​IMG]
  3. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Your hum sounds good !! On the end of day 18 stop turing, up the hum to 65% and dont open the bator again in till all the chicks hatch !!

    Good luck, hope you have a great hatch !!
  4. Jamie821

    Jamie821 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 26, 2008
    Niota, Tennessee
    the last three days up humidity but around 55. At 65 to 70 percent to many chicks drown when pipping.
  5. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Quote:Ive always up'd my hum to 60% - 65% and have had great hatches that way. I think we each find what works good for us !!
  6. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 17, 2008
    Gainesville, Fl.
    And see...I don't up my humidity until the first pip...and I have great hatches. So there really isn't hard and fast science...it's what works for you.

    I was upping my humidity to 65% on day 18 and had chicks drown...so I don't anymore. I up it to around 50%....maybe a bit more...after the first pip and have great hatches. [​IMG]

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