Poll:What Do You Like Better: Dry Hatch or a Normal Hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by usschicago1, May 13, 2010.

  1. Dry Hatch 30 -35 % Humidity

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  2. Normal Hatch 50-55 % Humdity

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  3. No Diffrence at all

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  4. Other-Specify

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  1. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    Hi Guys I wanted to know your Opinions on different hatch methods and hatch rates :) This is my first incubation (due Sunday) and im doing a dry hatch.
     
  2. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I vote dry hatch if you can do it properly. I am not that experienced though so I do the normal way.
     
  3. popcornpuppy

    popcornpuppy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had much better hatch rates since I started doing dry hatches. Think about it, how does a broody hen monitor the humidity under her?!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Dry hatches--even for MUSCOVIES!

    I keep mine about 40-45% until hatching, then I boost it to 65%.
     
  5. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    OOps i kept mine in the 30ish range for bantams, i hope thats not bad!
     
  6. McSpin

    McSpin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Similar to Rare Feathers Farm, I incubate at 40-45% and raise to 65-70% the last 3 days. My hatchouts percentages are excellent.
     
  7. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    Any Other Opinions [​IMG]
     
  8. SeaHen

    SeaHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey, where do I learn more about dry-versus-normal incubation? I've only hatched eggs under broody hens (yeah - like I did the work lol!) and now I want to build my own 'bator box. Do different species have different requirements as far as humidity? I'm hoping to hatch duck and pheasant eggs specifically. I'll admit I've wondered about this humidity thing being that my hens don't appear to have control switches or hygrometers attached to them.
     
  9. _Randall_

    _Randall_ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good Topic!! I'm an apprentice, so I don't feel I'm experienced enough to vote one way or the other. Just had 79 out of 94 Bobwhites to hatch, and kept it ~45% - 50% until lockdown, so I feel kinda OK with that. Anybody dry hatch quail?
     
  10. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

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    I've had excellent success with 30-40% and then 65-70% during lockdown. [​IMG]
     

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