- Mar 17, 2010
This term "dry incubation" bothers me. I'm new to incubating only having one successful hatch with pheasants, and going 0-24 on chicken eggs last spring, My old mind tells me that if something is dry, there's no water involved. I have put water in my incubator, and there's water in it now, and with just having a jar of water, the humidity is only 20%. If I use something for a wick to get the water out of the jar it will climb to somewhere in the 30-35 range. That's the only way I can get the humidity in the "range" that a lot of people use to incubate. Adding water to a dry sponge that I keep next to the eggs will spike the humidity into the 70% range. How can this be called "dry incubating" if all that water is used for the first 18 days?