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Hello. My husband and I are just starting our small chicken farm. We just hatched our first batch of eggs under our broody hens last week. Chicks are doing great. We bought an incubator and are using it for the first time. I keep reading different things about dry hatching and some say keep the humidity at a certain level. This is confusing and I don't want to have a bad hatch rate. Any help would be appreciated. BTW I love reading all the helpful tips and seeing all of the pictures.
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:welcome

 

I have an incubator but i have not tried using it yet. I was also thinking of using the dry incubation method as humidity levels here are pretty high at the moment. Love to see some pics of your chicks!


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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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I use the so called..dry hatch..that doesn't mean, completely dry.   Keep the humidity around low to mid 30's during incubation.

   Lock down, in the high to low 50's.    This is what I do, and since you mentioned you like photos..here is what I hatched last week.

 

  Little silkies. 

 

  

 

 One was in a cup with little booties on it's feet..to straighten out toes.   Walking around just fine

now.  :)

Wonderful family, very understanding husband when it comes to chickens, dogs, birds, one big Golden Retriever, and thankful to the Lord for all!
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Wonderful family, very understanding husband when it comes to chickens, dogs, birds, one big Golden Retriever, and thankful to the Lord for all!
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Hi and welcome to BYC - nice to have you join us. The "Hatch-a-long" and "incubating and hatching eggs" forums should be a good starting place for any questions that may have.

 

Best wishes

CT

Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Welcome to BYC :frow Glad you joined us! There is a wonderful hatch-along thread thread going on here with a bunch of experienced hatchers that would be happy to advice you:

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1046313/incubating-w-friends-come-hatch-learn-chat-meet-new-friends-w-host-sally-sunshine/0_30

 

Best of luck with your hatch!

 

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“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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