Looking for experienced advice!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ilovemysilkies, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. ilovemysilkies

    ilovemysilkies Out Of The Brooder

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    I am new to incubating, I did my reading here and bought hovabator 1588 and purchased the turner . I bought 3 additional monitors each of humidity and temp. gauges! My first round with 20 silkies I did the dry hatch method described here on byc , I was able to get 1 out of 20!
    I've read enough here and gotten great advice! This time I started with 27 eggs,kept humidity at 25 to 35 percent the first 18 days then boosted it to 40-50 percent for lockdown , today day 22 we woke to 3 eggs pipped! What is going on?
     
  2. Jebus put your location, here no water added is 45 pct all day... some days it will swing to 60, I'm sure the desert is different...
     
  3. ilovemysilkies

    ilovemysilkies Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the reply, I am wondering if part of my problem was I don't know what our humidity is to begin with?
     
  4. Sweetlilbaby

    Sweetlilbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe get a thing to read humidity in the room you keep the incubator in? "dry hatch" isn't actually dry you still need moisture.
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Crack open all the unhatched eggs this time and describe what you see. When they died in the process of incubation can be a clue. May need to raise temp if pips are late, also how much weight are your eggs losing? I don't watch humidity at all. Just go with how fast the air cell is growing. Every room, incubator, and season will make a difference.
     
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