when to turn up humidity ?

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

  1. bullrider

    bullrider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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