Don't know what I did but.... Heard a small pop sound coming from the incubator. Opened it up and one of the eggs had pieces laying around it. Ok eight eggs left to try this with. Anyone else have it explode on the first full day? Did not see a bullseye on this egg that seems to have started its own autopsy.
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Howdy everyone! I'm jumping on here from the early February HAL. I just got done setting 4 super blue egg layers that I ordered from MPC. 1 hatched this past Friday. Only 1. That was not the best first-time incubating experience. Oh well! I have some Mille Fleur/Calico cochins being shipped (I know, I know, but rare breeds are hard to find in my area!) some time this week. I'm hoping for a better hatch. I think I will not turn them for a day or two, after letting them set for a day to settle, when I put them in the incubator. I'm using a Brinsea Mini, so I'm hoping that it wasn't my incubator, just the shipped eggs. Anywho, I'm ready to give it another go!
I love hatching mutts...so fun!
Welcome wthr! Yours won't be hatching long after mine!
I got my incubator set up today. Usually have it in the master bedroom but this is a new one and my first circulated air. It is LOUD!!! So it moved to my room. I don't mind, it sound a bit like a tiny vacuum cleaner 😂
It's a Genesis hova bator 1588 and the best bator I've ever had. I just plugged it in and the temp went right to 100 and has been there ever since. I usually fight temps for three days before setting eggs!
I am doing a classroom hatch in a few weeks and ordered the Genesis for it (it was a good excuse to get another one!)- glad to hear that you like it! I might be asking you lots of questions about it!
I just bought some eggs on ebay and they're arriving this Wednesday! The eggs are from a mixed flock so I don't know what I'm getting so I'm excited!
I think you'll love the Genesis! So far it has done great!
Welcome Griffin! My eggs should get here Wednesday as well!
So far from my own birds I have one Mille Cochin that will go in with the Serama eggs when they arrive. Anything else I get between now at then I will also set :-D
Other 7 eggs are under a hen. Do I candle those as well? Fertile! Right?
I'm joining in! :) My new hovabator incubator came in the mail Saturday and after maintaining temp for 12 hours I loaded it with 10 runner duck eggs. The incubator holds 42 eggs however my ducks aren't laying that much right now and who wants to do a trial run with a full load?