stagered hatches in a cabinet incubator(Mine is a Dickie)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by JamesA, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. JamesA

    JamesA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does the humidity swings effect the hatch of your other eggs not ready to hatch if you use the hatcher in the cabinet? Does that make since?[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2009
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I wish I had a Dicky or a Sportsman OR BOTH so I could answer!

    Someone here will be able to tell you.
     
  3. JamesA

    JamesA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nobody ?
     
  4. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    I have a fridge incubator an hatch ever week. I let the humidity fall really low the days I'm not hatching to make up for the high humidity the days I am.
     
  5. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
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    Some like to do what is called a dry hatch. Not changing the humidity from what I have heard it calls for less mess.
     
  6. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    What humidity do they run if they keep it the same?
     
  7. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eastern, Kentucky
    The same or lower, Maybe someone who does dry hatches will jump in and offer their advice I have not tried the dry hatch myself. Do a search for dry hatching see if anything comes up.
     
  8. JamesA

    JamesA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my humidity has been staying around 50%.If I leave it alone at hatch do you think the other eggs will be safe and the ones hatching will do ok?
     
  9. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    i do staggered hatches in the Dickey. i don't think the humidity swings affect the other hatches. so far, so good. [​IMG]

    to bring the humidity up, i wet paper towel with hot water and lay it on top of the hatching tray cover.
     
  10. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    Quote:the Dickey is designed to run at 58% humidity during the first 18 days then up it afterward.
     

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