How to lose 13% of your body weight in only 21 days!

In this morning’s post, I intimated that I was going to attempt to monitor the progress of the hatching eggs using a weighing technique. I have found a less-intimidating equation, and thought I would share.

It comes to this: chicken eggs should, ideally, lose 13% of their weight between Day 1 and Day 21. I am prepared to take their word on this one. I am nothing if not trusting.

Take the total weight of your eggs on Day 1: 80.4 oz.

Multiplied by 0.87 to get weight your eggs should be on Day 21: 69.95 oz

Multiplied by 0.13 to get weight your eggs should lose over 21 days: 10.45 oz.

Divided by 21 to get desired weight loss per day: 0.5 oz/day

So, if I weigh again on Day 7, that will be six days, so my eggs should, ideally, have lost a total of 3.0 oz. If they have lost less, humidity is too high. If they have lost more, humidity is too low.

Your thoughts, please!

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One thought on “How to lose 13% of your body weight in only 21 days!

  1. I couldn’t tell you, I’ve never weighed my eggs. I can usually tell if there is too much humidity just by the size of the air cells when candling.

    Also, you couldn’t weigh your eggs on day 21 because they are in lock down and the incubator is off limits! :P

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