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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2010
    Rigby, Id
    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 Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 7, 2011
    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2008
    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.

  4. dustponds10

    dustponds10 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2010
    Rigby, Id
    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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