Day 19- dry incubation

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by nccatnip, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. nccatnip

    nccatnip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was not happy with my last hatch ratio and decided to try the dry incubation method with no candling. I am at day 19 this morning with BO and Gold Phoenix.
     
  2. LynnGrigg

    LynnGrigg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep us posted! Good luck with the hatch.
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Good luck!
     
  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Oh goodie! MORE babies on the way! I cant waite to hear the % of this hatch. GOOD LUCK!!
     
  5. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    No candling???? I don't think I could do it, I fret too much. Karen
     
  6. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

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    I was thinking about trying this method. I might just hatch out some mutt babies to try first. Good luck let us know how it goes.
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Good luck. I use what would probably be called dry incubation for the first 18 days and so far, so good.
     
  8. Chellester

    Chellester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nccatnip, just curious, how dry is dry? What is the % of humidity?
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Dry usually means below 50% and anywhere between 25% and 50%. In some climates, it may work better than others, but I always try to keep my humidity below 50% somewhat, and most often between 35 and 50% the first 18 days. The last three, it's around 65-70%
     
  10. Chellester

    Chellester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I realize this, but I was looking for input from nccatnip on what his particular humidity range was... dry incubation can mean different things to different people.
     

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