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They are being shipped from South Carolina to Texas. Should I use the auto turner and flip the eggs 3 times a day?
First, I would gently unpack them and then gently candle to check the air cells. If the air cells are wobbly or detached, I would put them up right (fat end up) and leave them in the incubator for 24-48 hours without turning or touching them. Then gently recheck to see if the air cells have firmed up. If not, start tilting them from side to side 5xday. Hold off on laying them down or turning on your turner until the air cells have stabilized a bit. What humidity are you planning on running? How many eggs?
post #12 of 18
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I have 6 eggs coming, plan to incubate temp at 99.5 and wet bulb 86-87
post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by Willy71 View Post

I have 6 eggs coming, plan to incubate temp at 99.5 and wet bulb 86-87
What would that be for % of humidity? Letcme know how the air cells look when you get them. Peas are hard but shipped peas are extra hard! Have you visiting the peafowl section of BYC? There's lots of great threads for hatching pea eggs.
post #14 of 18
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What would that be for % of humidity? Letcme know how the air cells look when you get them. Peas are hard but shipped peas are extra hard! Have you visiting the peafowl section of BYC? There's lots of great threads for hatching pea eggs.

http://www.ringbell.co.uk/info/humid.htm

 

If you use this with the temp at 99.5 and wet bulb at 86 using the preset atmospheric pressure at 1013 millibars and calculating the dew point temp at 82 it gives you a relative humidity of 57.7%

 

You know what would be really cool? If I understood half of what I just said. :gig

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post #15 of 18
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It will be April before I recieve them, I'll let you know what they look like when I recieve them. Like Amy was saying around 60% lol
post #16 of 18
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Originally Posted by Willy71 View Post

They are being shipped from South Carolina to Texas. Should I use the auto turner and flip the eggs 3 times a day?

 

i use the auto turner and rotate, not flip, the eggs 90 degree (in the same direction clockwise or counter clockwise every time) in the tray several times daily. 

post #17 of 18
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Originally Posted by AmyLynn2374 View Post

http://www.ringbell.co.uk/info/humid.htm

If you use this with the temp at 99.5 and wet bulb at 86 using the preset atmospheric pressure at 1013 millibars and calculating the dew point temp at 82 it gives you a relative humidity of 57.7%

You know what would be really cool? If I understood half of what I just said. gig.gif
Thank you!! I was trying to figure it out!! I'd really love to do wet bulb but my hatches have been good, so like you say...if it's working....
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It will be April before I recieve them, I'll let you know what they look like when I recieve them. Like Amy was saying around 60% lol
Ok, so I researched pea eggs and humidity like crazy and kept reading contradicting numbers. I ran my set during July/August and running totally dry put me at 60%. You have to measure air cells! By the beginning of the 3rd week my air cells were too small. So I used a carbon/charcoal mix to reduce humidity in the incubator. I ran at 20% for the last few days before lockdown and this increased their growth perfectly. You might want to run a little lower. If I hatch them again this year, I would shoot for 45-50%. But each location and set is somewhat unique, so just really keep an eye on your air cells and let that guide you.
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Thank you!! I was trying to figure it out!! I'd really love to do wet bulb but my hatches have been good, so like you say...if it's working....
Ok, so I researched pea eggs and humidity like crazy and kept reading contradicting numbers. I ran my set during July/August and running totally dry put me at 60%. You have to measure air cells! By the beginning of the 3rd week my air cells were too small. So I used a carbon/charcoal mix to reduce humidity in the incubator. I ran at 20% for the last few days before lockdown and this increased their growth perfectly. You might want to run a little lower. If I hatch them again this year, I would shoot for 45-50%. But each location and set is somewhat unique, so just really keep an eye on your air cells and let that guide you.
I will keep an eye on it, and try it at 50% thank you for all your help.
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