There you are!!!!!!
Good, you understand that fan vs no fan get different temps? and you should never go with the thermo/hygro that comes with the unit, and calibrate all thermo hygros?
@Torch404 I may have already gave you that info, I cant remember!
Hey, I have a question bc I'm really concerned about my eggs. I have a homemade incubator. Just made another one in hopes that it works better... Well, what happens was the temp got way too high, so I unplugged the light; I forgot about it and it got down to 77 degrees! I candled my eggs and they seem to be growing and normal. My new incubator seems to be keeping a better temp (99/100) and humidity (about 60) so I'm hoping them getting too cold didn't hurt them. I started incubation Saturday night so this would be about the 4th or 5th day. I'm SO WORRIED that I killed my babies! Had this ever happened to anyone?! Did ANY survive? These are Legbar eggs (12 cost me $12) so it's really important that they live! Do you want candled pics? Please let me know if this happened to any of you.
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Hola gang & fellow hatchacholics. COchix reporting for hatching action.
picked up 1 doz. of my hatching eggs from a friend, here is my set up. Had a few questions.
1. Should I be worried about the rooms humidity that things the eggs and bator are in? I have the blinds shut, door closed. It's a colder room In the house. It is currently 64 degrees and 35% humidity.Lights on or off? Am I being too picky? Worried mama
2. Got the main bator up and running with two hygrometers. It is a Farmer Innovators 4200 with fan and electric turner. The eggs are on the turner sitting on the base of my extra bator at room temp. I need to find out the egg dates but my guess is less than 7 days. Got the turner running, should it be? Drove down a fairly bumpy farm dirt road, I kid you not. Then to the main road. Should I be adding water to the main bator now? I am running it overnight, it has been completely dismantled and disinfected and reassembled. I ran it after that for 3 days dry and marked my knob on the bator. Picking up more hatching eggs tomorrow that are 7 days old and have been on a turner. I was hoping to integrate (assuming thing are all running smoothly) eggs into turner. Then set eggs tomorrow night or Friday am? Suggestions on timing, I am a newbie
soooooo purdy!!!! The important thing is temp FLUX! the less room temp flux the less bator flux! You can candle them, if air cells are normal treat them as normal and start turning at set!
you calibrated thermo hygros I think right?
I would run 30-35 humidity until day 5 or 7 candle and adjust as necessary. @COChix
What temp are you running, and FAN MODEL?
I received my SWH, I pulled the plug on them Sunay March 6th, they were all clear except for 1 blood ring. I received a 2nd batch of SWH today and will set them in 2 days.
I have in my bators right now:
12 Pekin duck
3 F/W Runner duck
2 Wyan/Aus mix
I am sorry about the SWH!!! that sucks!!! What great set now!! AWESOME!!!! Updated you!!! GOOD LUCK!!!