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I was reading that foil with Little holes in it works at the bottom of incubator. Was going to try it. I don't know.
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Hallo! Is there a sipmle way to identify a fertile egg suitable for hatching before placing it in the incubation process?
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We have temps outside 90-113 these week. It's nessary to protect my flock.
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I just checked...I sold him the end of February. When did you get your eggs? About a month later, right? So I guess some of the girls could have still be fertile from him....I think?

End of March wasn't it?? I'll have to go back and look.

 

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Omg these silkie pics are my dream chickens $&@&$.

I sucked it up and went in my last americauna. A 10 day looking embryo with dark liquids and slight smell. Sigh. Another 100% failure.

A sane person would stop. But i cant. Ill set the next batch when we get back from vacation in mid july. Id rather stay home now and focus on trouble shooting. 🙄

You'll get this. I'm sure.

 

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How do you all feel about auto turners vs hand turning? Ive also read about a tilt method in bad air cell situations. This last round i used the auto turner from day 2 up to day 17. (I quit bc the silkie had already internally pipped by day 17). And yes, fat end was up 😸

I prefer hand turning. I started out hatching with the turner and by the third hatch I switched to hand turning and don't see myself going back as long as I can turn 3xs a day.

 

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This batch of eggs is driving me crazy! We are now starting on Day 24. Out of 8 eggs, two piped Day 21: one hatched, one died after piping. Last night another big pip: died after hatching. I just candled the last 5 eggs - ONE has internally piped, and the other 4 are moving, but no pips! I am at a loss!

Sorry to hear that. Are the chicks dry? Or is there a lot of moisture/wetness in the egg?

 

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Hallo! Is there a sipmle way to identify a fertile egg suitable for hatching before placing it in the incubation process?

No. The only way to identify an egg as fertile w/out incubating it is to crack it open. You can not test fertility of an individual egg w/o cracking it or incubating it. And even an incubated egg that doesn't develop doesn't mean it wasn't fertile.

Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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Hey guys I put my chicks into lockdown this morning. I filled both water wells but my humidity is only at 38 percent.ugh any ideas on how to raise it? Thanks...
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If it's the Brinsea Octo, I posted this pic earlier of how I do it with paper towels. Hope it helps:

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The paper towels act as a wick. Also make sure your lid is seated on tight!
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I can't even emphasis enough how much I love my mini. All my important eggs go in there. In fact, I just locked down my 4 remaining shipped call duck eggs in the mini about 5 mins ago. I well filled put me at 75%.
Those silkies can be a reality....I have eggs! wink.png
why do you guys like the mini so much? And what brand is it and where can I get it?
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If it's the Brinsea Octo, I posted this pic earlier of how I do it with paper towels. Hope it helps:

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The paper towels act as a wick. Also make sure your lid is seated on tight!
Ok thanks I don't know if I saw this or not but I'm definitely going to give it a try.. thanks you. smile.png
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Your welcome. Double layer of paper towels, make sure you don't cover the corner vents. Warm water.

Good luck with your hatch!
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Your welcome. Double layer of paper towels, make sure you don't cover the corner vents. Warm water.

Good luck with your hatch!
Thanks again. It's already going up. I made sure not to cover the vents.. smile.png
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