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dry incubation??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by adiekaty, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. adiekaty

    adiekaty In the Brooder

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    I have some Serama eggs im going to incubate. Wondering if dry is better? I have a forced air styrofoam incubator. New to this, and dry air was recommended, so thats what im leaning towards. The humidity in the house is between 40-45% opinions please.. thks
     
  2. chickarooo

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    well dry air would be fine 40-45 is perfect you have to worry about a thing they will be fine
     
  3. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Crowing 5 Years

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    I dry hatch in small homemade containers and the eggs create their own moisture. which is fine just don't open the bator too much.
     
  4. adiekaty

    adiekaty In the Brooder

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    awesome!!!! thanks
     
  5. 3 NH reds

    3 NH reds Songster

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    Dry hatch all the way. Humidity above 20% day 1-18 is good. I had a low hatch and mushy chick when I was adding water before day 18, not pretty.
     
  6. adiekaty

    adiekaty In the Brooder

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    the humidity in house shows 35-40%, but when i have digital temp/humidity gauge in the bator, its showing 16% i need to add the eggs today, wanted to do the dry method, but thinking i need to add a bit of water to keep it around 40-45% then up the humidity to 55-60% during hatching?? I have failed twice, have some eggs in a bator now, due to hatch (fingers crossed) in two weeks.. but i am rally wanting the Seramas to be a successful hatch..
     
  7. 3 NH reds

    3 NH reds Songster

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    I find 30% works for me. Do a search here on dry hatch and you cand find some good info.
     
  8. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Crowing 5 Years

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    I just made this little hatcher, will probably have to do non-dry method in it though because it is tall. holds the heat good though, 25 watt bulb with heat shield.
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  9. adiekaty

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    wow.. thats awesome.. You did a fabulous job on the incubator! Were planning on building one to, just haven't decided which route I'm going yet! I decided i couldn't completely do the dry method. The humidity was staying to low, even though the house was reading 40-45%, so I'm adding just enough water, to keep it around 30%.. but not going above 35%. I will candle on day 7, and update. The eggs were shipped, so I already know its gonna be tough. I have read Seramas are hard to hatch. I'm determined though!! Stay tuned!! :))
     
  10. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Crowing 5 Years

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    I have peeping eggs in my other incubator- not fancy, they are due on wed. and thurs. but the mom was sitting on the eggs a couple days before

    I grabbed them so maybe a few sooner than wed.
    .[​IMG] up date: one pip hole.
     
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2013

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