Incubating eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickenman111, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. chickenman111

    chickenman111 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm going to incubate some of my Dominique and Rhode Island Red eggs and I would like to have some advice. What temp works best, humidity any other advice too.

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  2. chickenman111

    chickenman111 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was wanting to know if a still air or a fan forced incubator is better. I have a still air, should I just use it or should I buy a fan attachment for it. any other tips will be welcomed.

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  3. CayuseRanch

    CayuseRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fan is usually recommended over still air
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    I prefer a fan over still air, so I don't have to worry about warmer and cooler spots in the incubator. But I'm sure there are pro's and con's to both methods.
    "Dry incubation" I heard gives very good hatch results, so you may want to look into that. Here's an article on it as well as an article on incubation that I think covers about every aspect of incubation:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-incubate-hatch-eggs-using-the-dry-incubation-method

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101

    Good luck with your hatch!
     

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