"Dry" incubation question/experiences?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by PeakyBeaky, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. PeakyBeaky

    PeakyBeaky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone have experience with this? We're going to give it a try...it's been so humid here with the hurricaine and tropical storm of late(our hatch rates have really fallen) PLUS we only have an LG....any ADVICE?
     
  2. bald k9

    bald k9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hygrometer, Hygrometer, also dry hatch should not get below 25% humidity, usually are 30 to 40 % then 70% at lockdown so yes dry hatch may still need [some] moisture
     
  3. PeakyBeaky

    PeakyBeaky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I've got 2 on the way-hope I get them tomorrow [​IMG]
     
  4. crazyeggs

    crazyeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just completed a dry hatch with shipped eggs. I kept 30-35% up until day 18 then upped the humidity to @70%. Out of 16 eggs 9 hatched, 2 early quitters and 5 clears. All that made it to lockdown hatched and it was the best hatch rate with shipped eggs I have had. When I incubate next I will only do dry incubation.
     
  5. PeakyBeaky

    PeakyBeaky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone had to run a dehumidifier to keep the humidity in the correct range? Just wondering...I think it's too humid here.
     
  6. HathawayHens

    HathawayHens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would think that your heating element would naturally lower the humidity a bit, not to mention if you are going to do it inside vs outside. Set the bator up and see what your humidity is running without eggs first.
     

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