disappointing hatch rate

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Scott Turner, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. Scott Turner

    Scott Turner Out Of The Brooder

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    I recently tried to do a dry incubating hatch in my Genesis incubator and was very disappointed with the results. In fact it was probably the worse hatch rate that I have had all year. I did put some water in the incubator to try and keep the humidity less than 40%. Should I have just not put any water in there at all? Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    Im sorry [​IMG] I usually do 40% humidity and so far i haven;t had over 50% hatches this way .... So im not sure how good that is. Did you turn three times a day ect ect?
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Dry incubation does not work for everyone. Take it as a learning experience and go back to factory recommended settings. That's what I did and typically all eggs I put in the hatcher, end up hatching. [​IMG]
     
  4. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Quote:What do you mean by dry incubation? I don't understand this sentence: I did put some water in the incubator to try and keep the humidity less than 40%. What was the humidity level throughout your incubation and what was it for hatching?
     
  5. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    Quote:What do you mean by dry incubation? I don't understand this sentence: I did put some water in the incubator to try and keep the humidity less than 40%. What was the humidity level throughout your incubation and what was it for hatching?

    dry incubation is incubation with lower than normal humidity. So he meant he added a little water to keep humidity around 40%
     
  6. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    I know what dry incubation is. I am asking the OP what he used for humidity during his incubation and hatching.
     

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