It's been awhile since I have been on this web site. Life just decided to get too busy. I finally after years convinced my husband for us to get an incubator. I was able to get a Little Giant with an egg turner model 9200 still air. I got it off of Craigslist, it's just so expensive new! I contacted someone on in Sherwood Or, that's about a 20 min drive from me, about getting ferti eggs. This is what her ad said, Olive Egger and Easter Egger chicks from our diverse flock. Parents include Creasted Cream Legbar, Isbar, and Easter Egger roos over Marans (several colors) Crested Cream Legbar, Isbar, and Easter Egger hens.
The resulting chicks are a wide range of colors including blues, barred, salmon, splash and more. The eggs they'll lay will be shades of blue, teal, mint green, olive, dark olive, and maybe rosy brown.
Straight run chicks: $6.50 ea or 6/$30
Get a head start:
two week old chicks $7.50 ea or 6/$35
Fertile hatching eggs $20 / dozen
three week old chicks $8.50 ea or 6/$40
So I have incubated eggs before, BUT that was with my Aunt when I was a child. PLEASE can anyone help me. Do I put water in the bottom before I put the eggs in. I bought it yesterday, and put the egg turner in it, and I have been running it. The lady told me it will be later this week that I'll get them. So I'd like to know what I'm doing before then. I have read that you want the temp to be at 99.5. The humidity, I have seen so many different numbers. Also my model doesn't have a fan, is this bad? Do I need to put one in? Any advice would be appreciated, as I want the best results I can get. So please HELP! Thank you. I do miss talking to you all on here.