The guy who wrote the dry incubation article

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jackiedon, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. jackiedon

    jackiedon Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    I have read the dry incubation article and sounds really interesting and use it most of the time. I just make sure I don't let the humidity drops lower than 30%.

    My question is where is this guy? I've never seen anything written by him since and have googled him.

    Just wondering [​IMG]

    elderoo what do you think about the idea since you are so knowledgable about incubation.

  2. beebiz

    beebiz Songster

    Jul 2, 2007
    W. Tennessee
    Jackie, you say you use it most of the time. What kind of hatch rates have you had when you have used it???

    I too read his article and found it very interesting. In the past I had followed the incubator directions religeously and to the letter. Like that man, I had a lot of problems with wet chicks hatching out, chicks that would pip and then die, and chicks that would die just before they pipped.

    I've got some Mille Fleur Booted Bantam eggs that are in the incubator now. And, I am trying the dry method. I intend to follow it to the letter!! I am keeping my fingers crossed that I will have a lot higher hatch rate and healthier chicks this time.

    Good luck,
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    What that article goes to show is that there is alot of leeway in the humidity levels the first 18 days of incubation. Anywhere from 25% to 50% and you can have a wonderful hatch. The temps are more crucial to success than the actual humidity reading.
  4. jackiedon

    jackiedon Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    I have increased the humidity a little but when they start to hatch the humidity goes so high. Then I have had to spray some water on some because so they could hatch. I have to say the drier hatching is much less messy than with high humidity. Boy it's so wet and messy when the humidity is so high.

    I'm still trying to find the happy medium. Silkie does a dry hatch I think. Silkie does any have problems getting out of the shell?


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