Hi all, I've read the Bill Worrel piece on dry incubating backwards, forwards, and sideways... and I am still stressing out over this dry incubating thing! I did what I wasn't supposed to, and checked the humidity in the bator before day 7. (It's just day 1 for some of the eggs, and day 2 for the others.) The humidity in the room is 50%, which is what it's supposed to be. The humidity in the foam bator (a Genesis 1588) is a mere 25 or 26%! I know I'm dry incubating here, but that seems REALLY low. Is this right? What's the ideal humidity INSIDE the bator? I can't seem to find that info for large fowl in the Worrel writing... he talks about banties being at 40%... What am I shooting for for large fowl? Should I go ahead and add a teensy bit of water, like he says to do on day 7? Or leave them really dry for a whole week (yipes)? a worried first-time hatcher, farmergal PS -- When I added a half-trough of water as a trial (i.e., half the recommended trough, which is only half of the bator bottom), the bator humidity shot up to 80%. This bator seems SO sensitive.