Incubation

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sadlierclan, Feb 21, 2017.

  1. sadlierclan

    sadlierclan New Egg

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    Hi I was wondering if anyone does the dry incubation and what your recommendation would be for the vents at the back of the unit? I have chest style and it has vents to open/close on the back at top and bottom
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    I weigh my eggs periodically to see how much weight they have lost. That is more accurate than shooting for a specific RH%.
    The vents need to be open, particularly for the last 2 weeks because the embryos need oxygen.
    Your incubator manufacturer should have specific recommendations for the vents based on design. They're all different.
     
  3. sadlierclan

    sadlierclan New Egg

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    They do, but not for a dry incubation
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Follow the instructions on the vents. Dry just means you don't add as much water. However that may or may not be appropriate. The eggs should lose 0.65% weight per day if the humidity is correct.
     
  5. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    I use a table top incubator and I have my vents open for the entire incubation. I run dry (for my standard eggs) as long as my incubator humidity stays above 25%, but prefer 30%. If the humidity is too low I add a wet sponge to the incubator to bring it up.
     

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