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getting the incubator up and running again Just want to make sure my memory is right

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dustponds10, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. dustponds10

    dustponds10 Songster

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    Well, I have a Dickie Incubator that holds 300+ eggs. I am setting it up for the first time this year and buying some eggs here in the next couple of days. I just want to make sure that things I remember are correct.

    It is a cabinet and has a fan. just so all are aware

    Temp is going to be 99.5 all the way through the incubation process
    Humidity for day 1-18 is 25-35 or is is 35-45?
    Humidity for day 19-21 is 55-60 or is it 45-55?

    I just cannot remember exactly what I need it at. I know it is probably opinion based but what do you all keep it at and what have you all had great success at?
     

  2. Syharrison

    Syharrison In the Brooder

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    temp is fine i personally do dry hatches and average at 90% hatch but like you say everyone is very different sorry i couldnt be more help
     
  3. cashdl

    cashdl Songster

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    I have the dickeys brand incubator and a dickeys hatcher. I incubate at 25% to 30% and I hatch at 55% to 65%. I personally wouldn't go much higher in hatching humidity than that.


    Lanae
     
  4. dustponds10

    dustponds10 Songster

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    ok thanks, I have been hearing some people hatch out at 70-75 percent humidity. Why would some one hatch this high? I was thinking around 65 to 70, Last year I hatched around 55 and I had quite a few chicks that didnt hatch but that were completely developed. So i decided this year to try a little bit more humidity this year.
     

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