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Dry Incubation or Normal Incubation?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SamCox, Aug 15, 2015.

  1. Dry Incubation

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  2. Normal Incubation

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  1. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    No problem... the only way to learn is to ask or try... :)

    Feel free to ask any questions anytime... I don't have experience with the Janoel's, but I might know someone who does... if any questions are for that bator in particular, I can always send along your request... :)
     
  2. SamCox

    SamCox Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you I'll let you know if I have any other questions [​IMG]
     
  3. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    :thumbsup

    Good luck with your hatch!
     
  4. SamCox

    SamCox Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks I will let you know how everything goes. I'm away on camp next week so I am writing out instructions for them to follow whilst I'm away for the week [​IMG]
     
  5. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Understand, and good thinking! :)
     
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  6. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    I'm a big fan of the low humidity incubations as well as long as the hatcher is not in a high elevation. I shoot for 30-35% and monitor air cells to know how to adjust. This is the method I use. http://letsraisechickens.weebly.com...anuals-understanding-and-controlling-humidity I have awesome hatches with this. (I know it works in the Janoel and the Janoel knock offs as well.) Since I started the low humidity incubations and monitoring the air cells I have not had less than 78% from set (80% from lockdown) hatch rates and my last hatch was 95% from set and 100% from lockdown. (Only lost one during incubation).
     
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  7. SamCox

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    Thanks I have had the incubator on since 1 o'clock yesterday. Its now 8:20 is it ok to set the eggs in the incubator now? or should I wait until lunch time? Do you have any helpful hints or tricks with the Janoel 24? [​IMG]

    Thanks :)
     
  8. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Just make sure all thermometers you are using are accurate, and check your air cells for proper growth. If your bator is holding a steady temp, go for it. Good luck!
     
  9. Joplus

    Joplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I voted dry but I'm still on the fence. I set 3 dozen Maran eggs and I was told they have a harder time losing water. My issue is I live in the desert and one hydrometer is reading 20% and the other 30%. I feel like it's too dry.
     
  10. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    I use 30% as my goal for all my hatches, (I haven't done Marans). I don't like it below 25%. If it doesn't hold 25% w/o water, I add a wet sponge which usually holds it right at the 30-35% that I am comfortable with. As long as your air cells are showing a good growth and aren't getting too big too fast, I wouldn't stress too much. I have heard that Marans do better at the 30% than the 40%+.
     

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