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Dry hatching?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kerrysmommy, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. kerrysmommy

    kerrysmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have only heard of this term a few times. i have no clue what it is.......can someone please tell me what this is and if it is better than an incubator??????
     
  2. kerrysmommy

    kerrysmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    any one?????
     
  3. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Its when you don't add any water to your incubator until the last 3 days, unless it drops below 25%. I really don't know what they shoot for the last 3 days, somewhere there is a threat on it. Just type dry hatching in the search and I'm sure you will find it.
    Michele
     
  4. kerrysmommy

    kerrysmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks Michele
     
  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I have done dry incubating. But I do add water about halfway through. Then for hatching I do fill the second water pot.

    My hatch rate for shipped eggs is about 50%, which is decent for shipped eggs. It does matter where you live and what your humidity is like inside your home, IMO.

    You most likely will have to experiment with what works the best for you.
     
  6. kerrysmommy

    kerrysmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i can not seem to find anything about dry hatching..........can someone please tell me the steps and info on it?????
    thanks
    court
     
  7. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

  8. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    from what i understand it is not adding any water what so ever till lookdown when the humidity should be raised to 65-70
     

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