Everyone Must Try Dry Incubating. (success!)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by thatduckguyy, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. thatduckguyy

    thatduckguyy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my first hatch and I hatched 5 out of 6 eggs, the first one wasnt even fertile so technically I hatched them all! All very stong and healthy ducklings, if you have not considered doing this.. TRY IT! I mean wow I never thought I would hacth all eggs on my first hatch.
     
  2. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

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    Way to go. I like dry hatching better. [​IMG]
     
  3. KrisH

    KrisH Chillin' With My Peeps

    How about some details or links to more information? Now that you have our attention...
     
  4. thatduckguyy

    thatduckguyy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah, i should put up some links.
     
  5. vnploveschickens

    vnploveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

  6. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    dry incubation doesn't work for everyone though.. it depends a lot on your location .. in this part of Texas we have very low relative humidity.. so I cant do a dry incubation
     
  7. Shayna

    Shayna I [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]

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    Quote:What did your humidity run before lockdown?
     
  8. thatduckguyy

    thatduckguyy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What did your humidity run before lockdown?

    I just kept it from dropping below 30% so it ranged around 40 - 60
     
  9. Shayna

    Shayna I [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]

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    Cool, thanks. I'm keeping mine around 35-40%. I add a syringe of water if it gets below 35%, which isn't too often. I like the dry incubation idea.
     
  10. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    dry incubation doesn't work for everyone though.. it depends a lot on your location

    SO very true! I live in WI and that would NEVER work here for me. I tried it and lost every last one of them [​IMG] Have to keep it humid around here for the babies. If I even let it go down a bit they all get stuck to their shells and can't get out [​IMG]
     

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