Correct humidity for dry hatching?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by TedJan92_in_Idaho, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. TedJan92_in_Idaho

    TedJan92_in_Idaho Songster

    May 27, 2011
    Cocolalla Idaho
    What is the correct humidity for dry hatching? With one pan filled I'm floating 39-45%. With no water in pan 20-22%. It is a GQF cabinet incubator and I am using 2 Cooper SRH77A Temperature Humidity Wet Bulb Thermometer and both are reading exactly the same.
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Crowing

    Oct 16, 2010
    NEK, VT
    You'll get some mixed opinions. An account I read was to run about 40% and let it empty, dry for a day then get back to 40% to let it dry out again. Keep doing that until lock down when you up to 60% or so day 18. Fairly typical dry hatch method. Good luck.

    Anther method is to add no water until about day 7 then get to 40-45% to day 18 then up to 60-65%. Basically your allowing large air sacs to form and not allow water to build in it.
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2011

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