DRY INCUBATING hatching today

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mark3208, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. mark3208

    mark3208 Out Of The Brooder

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    Set 42 eggs in styrofoam hovabator to try dry incubating. Removed four at day 12 after candleing. moisture stayed at around 30 to 35%,but dropped below 25% for a few days.I somehow resisted the urge to add water.Today is day 21 and eggs are hatching like clockwork. Ten have hatched so far,several more have pipped. after the first 2 eggs started hatching,the moisture level went from 35%to 92% in a couple of hours,im debating whether to vent the moisture down a little,i think i will just leave them alone and see what happens.
     
  2. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    Minnesota
    I did dry incubating for the most part this round and have had my best hatch so far.
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    It wouldn't hurt them to vent it a bit, but it also shouldn't hurt them to just leave it like it is. You should have raised the humidity up to at least 50% for the hatch, though. But good job anyway!!
     
  4. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    On day 18 you should pull the plugs out to get fresh air for the chicks and up the hum to 65%ish. I would take a vent plug out 95% is way to high, the chicks are at risk of drowning in there shell.

    ETA: Read this on dry incubation it might help you understand it a little better.... https://www.backyardchickens.com/LC-DryIncubation.html
     
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2008

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