Hatching the old fashioned way!!! What do you think?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jacyjones, May 12, 2009.

  1. jacyjones

    jacyjones Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    Aberystwyth, Wales
    My friend who got me started on incubating followed his grandmother's advice about the hatching stage. She told him to keep turning until he heard a cheep and then to splash the eggs with warm water now and again to keep them moist - no measuring the humidity and keeping the lid closed at all!! He did this and with 3 hatches has had 100% success rate.

    What do you all think about this? I am on day 18 and I have put sponges in and plan not to open but I wonder if his way might be better.
    Last edited: May 12, 2009
  2. HappyHatch'en

    HappyHatch'en Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2009
    It should work, but 100%? I'm not sure who has the "right" answer to incubation. If it works and you are happy with the results, than go for it. Good Luck!

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