In the Brooder
- May 1, 2015
I'm probably just being paranoid but I'm worried sick about my chicks. This is my first time incubating. I am using a LG still air 9300, the eggs are in crates. Kept temp between 101-102 entire time so far. Kept humidity close to 45% until day 18 now I have it up in the mid to low. 60 range. Bought a hygrometer yesterday and calibrated it. It is not adjustable and is reading around 5% low. I'm not positive if the thermometer on it is accurate but it matches up with a standard oral thermometer I have through one of the small vent holes. Just checked with both a minute ago and temp was up to109. How damaging can this be to my chicks? I believe I've got it straightened out not but I have to imagine that the temp and humidity would fluctuate a good bi if it was a hen sitting on the eggs. I haven't done anything to awful have I? I definitely should've had a secondary temp and humidity meter from the start but I had no idea at the time. Guess I just need reassurance I haven't killed all my chicks! Any help is appreciated!