Dry Incubating???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 77horses, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
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    I have heard of dry incubating, and I saw an article about it, but I still don't understand it.(yes, very dumb of me [​IMG])
    I have read that it increases hatch rate by A LOT, sometimes from 50% to 90%! :eek: So when I start hatching out some eggs again, I want to try it, but I need to know how first.

    Any advise? [​IMG]
     
  2. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Hmm... what exactly are you looking for?
    You don't add any water unless the humidity has dropped to 25%. That's probably the most important part I think. I'm dry incubating this clutch and have only removed 5 eggs at Day 13. There's still 2 dozen in there.

    Good luck
     
  3. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
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    Quote:NO WATER AT ALL???(unless lie you said, it drops to 25%) But won't the chick get stuck to the membrane inside? [​IMG]

    And what do you mean by "what exactly are you looking for?"? [​IMG]
    Thanks! [​IMG]

    Good luck with your batch of eggs! [​IMG]
     
  4. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    I don't add any water unless humidity gets below 30% for days 1-18, then for days 19-21 I put it to about 58-63%. This works great for me and has hugely increased my hatch rate as I was losing a lot of *wet* chicks
     
  5. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Nope, no water. My redwood runs at 26-30% humidity without water. Works well for me.

    When I asked what you were looking for, I meant if you read articles then you should know exactly what you're supposed to do. It's black and white. I meant what do you need advice wise... like I said, IMO the lower humidity in the beginning is very important.
     
  6. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    [CONFIDENTIAL]
    OK I get it better now. [​IMG]
    Thanks for the replies! [​IMG]
     
  7. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    [CONFIDENTIAL]
    Quote:I haven't hatched chicks before(although I have tried but failed)

    What about styrofoam bators? Do the same things for hum. apply to them, too?
     
  8. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    2 of my bators/hatchers are styro, works fine [​IMG]
     
  9. LocoPollo

    LocoPollo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aug 13, 2008
    Ellijay, GA
    With low humidity you get an increase in the size of the air sac. That does not cause problems? I am clueless, just wondering.
     
  10. Quail_Antwerp

    Quail_Antwerp [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Mrs

    Aug 16, 2008
    Ohio
    I have never heard of this. I am about to incubate with incubators for the very first time. Would you suggest dry incubation for a newbie? or only an experienced hatcher?

    Thanks!
     

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