ChickenChaser34432

Chirping
8 Years
Aug 31, 2011
109
1
93
At Liberty Farm
I live in Florida. I was told that there is enough ambient humidity here that no h2o is needed in the bator. Anybody hear that b4? The peron who told me that is a local chicken farmer.
 

JustaJemIam

In the Brooder
8 Years
Sep 10, 2011
12
0
22
I don't know if I would chance it, we lost some eggs because of no water. We thought we had plenty of humidity here in the South but the bottom line is we should have followed the incubator instructions which was to add water! Good luck,
 

Ridgerunner

Crossing the Road
11 Years
Feb 2, 2009
25,492
15,208
777
Southeast Louisiana
You'll find that different humidities work for different ones of us. We all have different conditions. If you have a local mentor to help you through the process, that is a great resource. But beware that just because something works for one does not mean it works for all. Where you incubate, you may have a different humidity due to the air conditioning, for example.

My suggestion is to try a method, try being as consistent as you can throughout the incubation process, use eggs that are not real valuable until you start to achieve success, and analyze the results so you can see what you might need to change next time.

Good luck!!!
 

bald k9

Songster
10 Years
Sep 5, 2009
512
0
139
Rural Edwardsville
From what I have read on dry hatching the RH should not get below 25% the eggs still need [some] moisture, there still is a little water for dry hatch depending on your location
 

quintinp

Songster
9 Years
Oct 22, 2010
2,067
22
171
Southern Oklahoma
I live in Oklahoma, Southern Oklahoma. I have a hygrometer, and I keep my hygrometer at 25 to 30 percent during the first 18 days, when I incubate chicken eggs. And the last 3 days I keep the humidity at 70%.


I add Zero water the first 18 days.
 

quintinp

Songster
9 Years
Oct 22, 2010
2,067
22
171
Southern Oklahoma
Quote:Sorry I forgot to add, That my first Dry-Incubation was a 9 out of 9 hatch rate, and the second incubation was 10 out of 14. I Seriously recommend Dry-Incubation to everyone.
 

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