Dry incubation..

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Badhbh, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. Badhbh

    Badhbh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 16, 2007
    Southern Indiana
    I've read the article on here, and i've read what i can find online, but has anyone personally tried the dry incubation method? How did it work out for you? I think my hova bator will be arriving today or tomorrow, and I'm thinking of trying dry incubating because of the stories of better hatch rates.
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I tried it with my batch. Right now I have 1 shipped silkie egg and 4 of my silkie eggs in the incubator. at 9am this morning it was day 19, and I have a pip on one of my eggs.

    I've been keeping the humidity at around 30%. If it drops below 30% I add a little bit more water. Ill let you know how the hatch goes.
  3. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    I do. I have had much better results since I started doing it this way. I keep humidity from going below 30% on days 1-18, then I up it to about 55% on day 19, the chicks pip and up it to the 60's% and this has worked for me. I initially put the humidity higher forthe last 3 days but started getting very wet chicks and some that drown

    Last edited: Sep 2, 2008

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