setting humidity by weight loss of eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Backyard Farm, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. Backyard Farm

    Backyard Farm Certified Personal Chicken Attendant

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    I have been setting humidity by weight loss of eggs.

    I have been trying for .6% loss each day (20 days x .6 = 12). I was calculating on 20 days because I was thinking that day 18 to 21 probably don't use a lot because of increased humdity setting ( 50 - 60%)

    Does this sound like good thinking?

    what does anyone else do?
     
  2. cackle

    cackle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bumping this. Can anyone help?
     
  3. Dirt Road

    Dirt Road Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your thinking is fine, although I believe 13% is considered ideal. They can hatch with a greater weight loss, up to around 16%. I always shoot for 13, and consider it better for them to lose a little more than a little less. Unless the eggs are very valuable, it's easier to just weigh them every 4 or 5 days and calculate the accumulated loss.

    Jim
     
  4. coyote_hunter

    coyote_hunter New Egg

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    I just got a digital scale for weighing my eggs. Paid about $9 off ebay. Cut some quilt batting and cut a hole in it to keep egg from rolling. Works great.[​IMG] Alot easier , cheaper and more accurate the "egg scale type". Due get the 1000g versues the 500. Really cool for my quail eggs..[​IMG]
     

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