Fixing to try a dry incubation any tips would be nice

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by floridachickhatcher, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. floridachickhatcher

    floridachickhatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I figured i would let it run 20-30% for the 18 days and then bump it to 50-60% that sound okay? i have had 2 good hatchs already but i thought i would try a dry incubation and see what my hatch rate would be maybe they would hatch out quicker
     
  2. LilMissPetie

    LilMissPetie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am on my 4 hatch using the dry method. I have had great hatch rates using it so far. I just leave out both plugs and don't add any water, the humidity is usually between 20 and 30 % then at lockdown start adding water and get it to 55%, then increase at first pip to 65%. Good Luck I hope it works out for you as well as it did for me.
     
  3. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i love the dry incubation, i got a 9 out of 9 hatch rate using this method
     
  4. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    keeping humidity at 30 percent and no higher, and add water the last 3 days
     
  5. LilMissPetie

    LilMissPetie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah my rates are great with it too, glad that I was told about it before I tried anything else, I don't think I would do it any other way [​IMG] My first hatch I had 7/8 the second was 4/4 and hatching now I have 5/8...waiting [​IMG] for the last three all have pipped. [​IMG]
     
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  6. floridachickhatcher

    floridachickhatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    okay no water in the bottom of the incubator and the vent plugs are pulled out and my analog hydromemters one says 49% and the other says 39% i know the humidity in there cant be that high and the temp is 99.5 so i ordered a digital one from fleming outdoors and it should be here in a couple of days
     
  7. Debbienmousey

    Debbienmousey Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm going to have to try doing a "dry" hatch sometime. I suppose this works with all types of poultry? (Chickens, turkeys, and guineas at least?)
     
  8. kookykate328

    kookykate328 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what is dry incubation????? i might use it sometime
     

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