Originally Posted by NaJoBeLe
Glad you got it figured out. I will still caution against the cardboard cartons. Even though you are using the "dry" hatch method you still have humidity in your incubator. Depending on the incubator used it will be closely related to ambient. You have ventilation and therefore will inadvertently have humidity fluctuations. I am not trying to insult your intelligence but it seems as though a lot of people claim to use the term dry hatch method and assume the relative humidity is at 0% which is not the case. It is also recommended that you cut the bottom out of the individual egg holes for proper airflow. Hope this helps and hope you have a wonderful hatch.
Ooooh, that's actually a really good idea, cutting the bottoms off. This is my first time dry hatching, so it's all pretty new to me
At least I wont be using the cartons all incubation, just a few days and they'll be in a hatcher with quail eggs at 60ish humidity for those few days, it should be okay. I mean my last duck eggs were at sixty percent until the last week and 10 out of twelve hatched. The other two were empties.Edited by BrieCheese23 - 5/6/16 at 9:34am