OK here's the thing. I've had problems getting some of my breeds to hatch, one being FBCMs. I know those like a little higher humidity, so I hear. The past year, I've had more hit or miss hatches than I can afford. I started using the cheatsheet that chookschick has and it usually works great. Hatch rates went way up again. A couple of months ago I posted about my quail hatching before lockdown in my Sportsman. I opened it up to add water and save quail chicks and although I got lots I could have gotten more. Most of these birds hatched completely in a dry bator. Moving forward. I heard peeping in the LG I use and found a Silkie chick the other day. I have a hard time with Silkies too, so I was happy I got this little guy. I went into lockdown for a hatch that was due the 29th. Got the chicks to hatch, all but the favs, Bcms and SPPRs. Only had a couple of each in there but still. There was only one developed quail (My birds are still young and may need to add more roos). It DIS. BUT! I had missed eggs in both the LG and the Sportsman. Those eggs hatched! Two in each incubator. Has anyone done just a straight beinging to end dry hatch and had success? This is the 3rd time this has happened. I'm thinking about doing the next one completely dry to see what happens, but nothing seems to be happening with the 3 breeds of chickens I mentioned and that's killing me. Just seems the minute I add water lately I have problems and I've tried different humidities and nothing is different. These guys hatched out fine. I get shrink wrapped chicks when I do have problems, so what's up with that?