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Ok I've decided I want to use the dry incubation method. And I was wondering if I'm doing it right. From what I read you are supposed to rely on the humidity in the room is that correct .if so my humidity thermometer says its 50 percent humidity is that a good level ?
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Ok I've decided I want to use the dry incubation method. And I was wondering if I'm doing it right. From what I read you are supposed to rely on the humidity in the room is that correct .if so my humidity thermometer says its 50 percent humidity is that a good level ?

What is the humidity in the bator? Yes, basically you are relying on the ambient humidity, but you track  the humidity in the bator. I use the "dry" method or low humidity method. I run dry as long as my bator stays above 25%. I prefer 30%. If my bator doesn't hold at least 25% I add a wet sponge which usually holds my humidity at 30% in the bator and I keep tabs on the air cells. Here's a better description of how I use the method: http://letsraisechickens.weebly.com/blog/throw-away-those-incubator-manuals-understanding-and-controlling-humidity

Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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