BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Raising BackYard Chickens › Incubating & Hatching Eggs › hatching tj's eggs for science fair?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

hatching tj's eggs for science fair?

post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 

For my science fair project this year, me and two others are going to be hatching 36 trader joe's fertile eggs. I have no idea how to properly incubate eggs. I want to do dry incubation as I've heard there are better hatch rates. Does somebody have a link to a step-by-step incubation process with dry incubation? (note: I do not know what incubator(s) we will be using. we are considering making a styrofoam incubator and purchasing egg turners)

post #2 of 3

All the information you could ever need is here - including dry incubation.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks

 

Dry success depends on one's ambient humidity.

It varies here so I test by weighing my eggs at the start and about every week to see if they are losing the correct amount of liquid. If they are losing too much weight, I add water. If not enough, I let it dry out.

They should lose about 0.65% weight each day. I use a small pocket gram scale.

 

ETA

You may also want to check out this TJ hatching thread.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/290845/trader-joes-other-grocery-store-egg-hatching-club-are-you-a-member

 

I caution you to check the packing date on the egg carton. There will be a Julian date stamped on it. Perhaps ask the dairy manager what days they get their shipments. Using the freshest eggs will give the best success.

I tried it with WF fertile eggs (our TJs doesn't carry them). They come from a Wisconsin farm, then shipped to Chicago distribution center then on to St. Louis. They're always 2 weeks or more before they get to the store.


Edited by ChickenCanoe - 9/29/15 at 3:24am

NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

Reply

NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

Reply
post #3 of 3
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChickenCanoe View Post

All the information you could ever need is here - including dry incubation.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks[/URL

Dry success depends on one's ambient humidity.
It varies here so I test by weighing my eggs at the start and about every week to see if they are losing the correct amount of liquid. If they are losing too much weight, I add water. If not enough, I let it dry out.
They should lose about 0.65% weight each day. I use a small pocket gram scale.

ETA
You may also want to check out this TJ hatching thread.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/290845/trader-joes-other-grocery-store-egg-hatching-club-are-you-a-member

I caution you to check the packing date on the egg carton. There will be a Julian date stamped on it. Perhaps ask the dairy manager what days they get their shipments. Using the freshest eggs will give the best success.
I tried it with WF fertile eggs (our TJs doesn't carry them). They come from a Wisconsin farm, then shipped to Chicago distribution center then on to St. Louis. They're always 2 weeks or more before they get to the store.
Yes, our variable will be the Julian date. What ambient humidity is recommended for dry incubation?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Incubating & Hatching Eggs
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Raising BackYard Chickens › Incubating & Hatching Eggs › hatching tj's eggs for science fair?