Trying Hatchright spray, claims to strengthen the veins & embryo-stronger chicks. I'll be using the Farm Innovator incubator and automatic turner. I also got their chicken heating mat - 60w for the brooder, so I can turn the light off at night. I've let the chicken eggs settle for a day and a half and putting them in today.
Incubating shipped eggs
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I got advice on this from another bycer.. she recommended 12 hrs then set them in ..and leave turner off for 2 days... but since you waited a day and half.. I'd just leave turner off for a day.. check out incubate shipped eggs in the learning center.. all kinds of info.. some varied
Edited by chonsey - 11/14/15 at 10:33pm
Well I'm getting ready to put them in lockdown, candled the Barbezieux eggs - three clears, one started oozing @ day 14 and one looks like it quit @ day 10.
Very sad, sent a message to the breeder @ Barbezieux. Maybe they'll send me a couple more. Maybe. Sure hope so. Might order an RCOM incubator with temp & humidity control.
I was ready to order a Brinsea incubator on ebay, but it sounds like I'd be lucky to see it by the end of December. That's a lot of money to spend and sit and wait a month?
They're starting to hatch! I put the lowest point of the air cell up. These eggs were shipped and some are saddle shaped. And this one was just lop sided. I did let them sit before incubating them to try and let the air cells stabilize after the transit.
Edited by chonsey - 11/26/15 at 10:43pm