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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mcmillinchicks, Jun 5, 2016.

  1. mcmillinchicks

    mcmillinchicks New Egg

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    Hello. My husband and I are just starting our small chicken farm. We just hatched our first batch of eggs under our broody hens last week. Chicks are doing great. We bought an incubator and are using it for the first time. I keep reading different things about dry hatching and some say keep the humidity at a certain level. This is confusing and I don't want to have a bad hatch rate. Any help would be appreciated. BTW I love reading all the helpful tips and seeing all of the pictures.
     
  2. AustralorpsAU

    AustralorpsAU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an incubator but i have not tried using it yet. I was also thinking of using the dry incubation method as humidity levels here are pretty high at the moment. Love to see some pics of your chicks!
     
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  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
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  4. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    I use the so called..dry hatch..that doesn't mean, completely dry. Keep the humidity around low to mid 30's during incubation.
    Lock down, in the high to low 50's. This is what I do, and since you mentioned you like photos..here is what I hatched last week.

    Little silkies.

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    One was in a cup with little booties on it's feet..to straighten out toes. Walking around just fine
    now. :)
     
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  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - nice to have you join us. The "Hatch-a-long" and "incubating and hatching eggs" forums should be a good starting place for any questions that may have.

    Best wishes
    CT
     
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens.
     
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    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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