"Springing in the Chicks" 2016 April Hatch-a-Long Hosted by Mike & Sally - Page 602
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Are you sure that it is truly 99.5? Are your thermometers calibrated? What level are you measuring at? What bator type? Apologies if you already answered these, I didn't do a readback.
- Sunna and Mani
I can't wait for pics and for the kids to come!
Hey all! My son and I got out the trusty homemade cooler incubator today. We'll be putting a dozen eggs in from our back yard flock. The rooster is one bird that was successfully hatched by old fashion broody hen. He's 3/4 BO and 1/4 Welsummer. The hens are some mixed we've hatched, BO, Dominique, and Sussex. So far our best hatch was 8 out of 17 eggs. We'll see what this year brings. Let's keep our fingers crossed for a good hatch.
Ugh I figure that the hatch that was due 4/17 and I expected to be late because I had temp troubles early on is likely to not hatch any more.. I had 1 yesterday afternoon and 1 last night. No signs of anything happening to any of the other eggs and then to top it all off the heating element went in that incubator today as in kaput no more heat. I don't know what to do with this batch at this point. I really hate to tell my friend I only got 2/24 of her eggs (2 were eliminated early as clears, the rest HAD been developing)I can't even put into words how defeated I feel right now.
That's really rough, sorry it went so badly.
Yes, do! The ones that are built in can be off by as much as 5-10 degrees.