Question about dry incubation process

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SwampChicken, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. SwampChicken

    SwampChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I read the dry incubation thread somewhere on here and my question is, if you are keeping the room humidity at 50% should you be concerned with the humidity of the incubator at all? Even if it drops to less than 30%. The article I read said put eggs in incubator once the room humidity reaches 50% and forget about it for 7 days. It doesn't mention adding water to the styrofoam incubtor in the beginning of incubation. I am attempting this process. But it's day 3 in my 1588 and the humidity has dropped to 28%. Maybe that is what it's suppose to do, I don't know. Any advise would be helpful.
     
  2. Hello ,
    from what i've read on this , don't let it drop below 25% Humidity.
    If it does add a couple teaspoons of warm water so that it goes above 25%

    Hope that helps some

    Fay
     
  3. SwampChicken

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    Should i have added some water when I started?
     

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