Originally Posted by Gottaknow
Hello All, I'm new to the club,,,,well, new to my first chicken club!🐥
I'm a first timer trying a styrofoam incubator.
. I purchased some beautiful blue EE eggs to use in the one my father used. I know he used it about 3-4-5 times and he had no problems. I however, had boyfriends and dates on my mind an chose to care less and not pay a lick of attention about how the use this thing...EXCEPT how this thing with a little effort to be converted to a beer chest for the pool!
Now, I did read the incubator 101 post and did get some good points but I just want to ask more. Please forgive me if I ask something that is already posted somewhere...😇
I put eggs in around 9pm on Monday. Only time I opened it was to quickly drain water in bottom....
1. What and why do you mark the RINGS around the eggs and should I
2. I DID add water to the bottom and drained it out this evening. Humidity is now 47 it had been 70-64 prior to water removed. Oh, I have the only plug out.
3. On day 18 I take out my turner and place eggs on rack, right? And don't open!
I'm sure I have more but this is a start.
I am soooooo Adamant about this hatch going as perfect as I can get because my father just passed away and as I said it was his. I kinda feel a little closer to him when I mess with it..👼🏼 I
appreciate anyone's help and thanks for taking time out from your additions to help another!,,,
Tresea in Oklahoma
Welcome!! here is some other info! Amy great help! Your welcome to join us as well on the thread listed at the bottom!
TURNING ITS IMPORTANT
TURN MORE THAN 3 times a day!! post #22178
THERMOMETERS, HYGROMETERS & CALIBRATION
Thermo/hygro suggestions post #13998
HEAT SINKS/ Stones/Pebbles ADD THEM TO STYRO! post #43903
Calibration is a MUST:
WHY YOU SHOULD CALIBRATE and link to HOW: post #545 also see calibration in Hatching Eggs 101 TEMPS SECTION
ADD a LEGO to your dial of cheap styro bator to make minor adjustments! GENIUS post #38133
Incubators with fans and without fans need to run at DIFFERENT TEMPS! post #31175
HUMIDITY Humidity is NOT a set number!
Its a tool to get the correct weight loss in the egg! post #8924 see Hatching Eggs 101
WHY do we need less humidity to get the best weight loss for colored hatching eggs during incubation? post #36320
KEEPING MOLD and BACTERIAL from growing in water WELLS during incubation post #1644
TIPS n TRICKS to raising humidity in incubators post #42512
LOCKDOWN, DAY 18, CANDLES, PIPS, ZIPS
MARKING AIR CELLS DAY 18, DRAW DOWN, INTERNAL PIP, EXTERNAL PIP, and ZIPPING post #35770
Pips and ZIPS ARE NOT THE SAME PATIENCE is a MUST!
I have pulled extremely helpful NOTES, LINKS &
for EVERYONE'S convenience and will continue to put them HERE:
Here is the thread Link, come join us!