Wet or dry?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by TheChickenQueen, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. TheChickenQueen

    TheChickenQueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got an incubator a few days ago and I have been putting it through a test run. And I have been collecting eggs for the last few days from my flock and I would like to set them tomorrow. Now my question is that for a first timer which method would be best for hatching? Wet or dry?
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I always do "wet" hatches. I've never tried the dry hatching, so I can't say from personal experience whether it works as well (or better), or not. For the first eighteen days of incubation, I keep the humidity at 50-60% (55% is best). During the last three days and through hatching, I have the humidity at 60-70%. This has worked well for me, producing several 100% hatches.
     
  3. TheChickenQueen

    TheChickenQueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I think I'll do that.
     
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    TheChickenQueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Another question. The eggs I am using are from my pullets and some are a bit smaller then the others, but not fairy eggs.

    Can I still hatch these?
     
  5. Wyandottes7

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    Yes, you can. However, it is usually better to hatch eggs when they get a little larger, after pullets have laid for a while. Smaller eggs will hatch smaller chicks, which sometimes have more trouble. With that said, I've hatched pullet eggs before, with good results.
     
  6. TheChickenQueen

    TheChickenQueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They've been laying for awhile [​IMG] I gonna cross my fingers and hope for the best.
     

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