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suomi

  • Joined Nov 2008
Incubating humidity question?
« on: March 18, 2010, 05:42:44 am »
Hi :)
I have a Rcom incubator ive just turned on, the temperature is set at 37.5C but what should the humidity be?
should it be as high as 70? and do I keep the humidity the same for 21 days?  I know I stop turning eggs at 18 days but Im not sure if the humidity should change?
Thank you  :) :)
suomi.
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shetlandpaul

  • Joined Oct 2008
Re: Incubating humidity question?
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2010, 07:00:20 am »
no it should be about 55. goinh up to about 60 for the last few days. very high humidity can cause very poor hatching. the same with low humidity.

Helencus

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • NW Leicestershire
Re: Incubating humidity question?
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2010, 08:21:41 am »
 ??? The instructions sent withine says 45 - 50 % humidity for first 18 days. Is this too low then?

oink

  • Joined Feb 2009
Re: Incubating humidity question?
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2010, 09:00:19 am »
My machine says 45% for 18 days and 65% for the rest.  Although the fact I'm quoting a machine probably tells you I'm no expert!

Helencus

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • NW Leicestershire
Re: Incubating humidity question?
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2010, 09:18:10 am »
Is the hatch successful?

suomi

  • Joined Nov 2008
Re: Incubating humidity question?
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2010, 09:52:31 am »
Thanks evryone :)
So it seems there is no "definite" temp! so Ill stick it at 53 humidity and put up to 65 for the last 4 days.
I will let you know how it goes......
suomi ;)

shetlandpaul

  • Joined Oct 2008
Re: Incubating humidity question?
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2010, 01:25:05 pm »
you need it at about body temp and a dryish to slightly damp conditions. just think what the conditions under a hen would be.

 

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