still debating what to set for easter.
basque, EE's, OE's, or Rocks.....
I know what Yokel would do!
Set all the eggs!
I band like Draye to keep them separated. Just bought bands for the chicks a couple of days ago...lol.
Father/daughter, mother/son are acceptable in alot of breeds if it's done very, Very, VERY responsibly...BUT I've had people try to tell me that sister/brother and close, CLOSE relationships like that are a go.
(but that's just me)
The bottoms on my trays are solid and I keep them that way so it keep the inside. BUT, I only put the eggs in the solid bottom trays on day 18. I thought I'd better note that. Your baskets are nice baskets!!
I am in total agreement with Yokel's assessment wholeheartedly!!!
I actually think I'll have to make another incubator just for this.
It is great to have you hatching with us!
What are you going to set?
Just got a mini brinsea (the autoturning one, but not autohumidity) classroom pack for the school. My son is in First grade, so we're going to give little talks to his class weekly while the eggs incubate in class, and the chicks can hang out a couple days until I bring them home (before they get really messy). I plan to set it the same time my cabinet incubator is loaded at home, in case of classroom casualties/to be sure viable eggs make it to hatch.
Can't wait to show them candling and doing weekly weights/charting, etc. I plan each week to show them highlights of what happened inside the shell that week. Looking forward to it!
My other son will be in 1st grade next year, and I just may keep going back if they'll have me. I love teaching those little curious faces!
I have done hatches with a local preschool the last 2 years. The first year we didn't have many hatch even though we used my Brinsea. We figured out that the temps dipped on the weekends too much for the Brinsea to compensate for - it would get down to the 40's in the classrooms over the weekend. Last year I incubated the eggs at home and just brought the incubator in for the hatch. Worked out great. Of course, my favorite part of the whole thing is teaching 20 - 25 preschoolers to go "Peep!...Peep!...Peep!..." all day to encourage the eggs to hatch!