Dry Incubation?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by team edward, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. team edward

    team edward Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey! I have heard about dry incubation, and that people get better hatch rates using that method. Have you tried it? If you have, please tell me how you did it, and how well it works. Thanks! [​IMG]
     
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  3. team edward

    team edward Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!! [​IMG]
     
  4. crazyeggs

    crazyeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am currently at the end of a dry incubation hatch. I am on day 20 and started with 16 shipped eggs. 5 ended up clear 2 early quitters and 9 in lockdown with 2 pips. So far this is the best batch of shipped eggs for me. I had it between 30-35% humidity up to day 18 then jumped it up to 65%.
     
  5. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi

    Thats good to hear that you are having an improved hatching rate this time and now near to getting your chicks [​IMG]

    I have used a lower humidity for many species of the years with a sucessful hatch rate. Here a link to an earlier thread i did which explains the relevance of the humidity to the health of the developing chick.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=491013

    Pete [​IMG]
     
  6. team edward

    team edward Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much! I can't wait to try it out!
     
  7. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just a word of advice to you newbie dry-hatchers,,,, buy a hygrometer. You really need one.
     

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