Candled turkey eggs tonight after washing hands thoroughly. 4 duds, 2 died somewhere along the way, 4 moving and grooving. Hoping to get them through hatch day.
Styrofoam Incubators Club - Page 31
Poll Results: What kind of Styrofoam Incubator do you have?
11% (13)Little Giant--manual controls
30% (36)Little Giant--digital controls
23% (28)Farm innovators
So I have 33 eggs into farm innovators on day 4 and 6 I just popped in my hova bator because my husband thinks they might have started developing but I will be putting more in there tonight and then likely in a few days I will add another couple dozen eggs to the hova bator and then whatever went on today can go in the farm innovators for lockdown after the potential hatch, it'll be fine I've done it like this before it's just annoying because I end up with muliple broilers :-/ anyway I have a blue English Orpington over speckled Sussex- about 28-30 of the eggs are from them and the rest are a silver penciled rock rooster over a white rock and Dominique because shenanigans... And we should have barnevelder/barnevelder ee cross eggs to put in soon!! So big barnyard hatch of the spring just starting and hopefully we have some fertility and of course pure barnies so we will need to hatch some separately in a bag or cage since they'll need to be banded with zip ties for us and the girl we promised some too I would hate to give her the wrong birds! Everybody else will just get a band if they're a girl. Hope all your hatches are going well!! I will let everyone know how things are going as time progresses!
Please do let us know how it goes! And make sure to share any tips you're learning along the way.
Love those barnyard mixes! Half my flock are mutts--I can hardly even remember what breeds went into them :)
Little Giant waste of life. After 3 unsuccessful hatches in a row--all with 1/3rd making it all the way to the end, but failing to hatch.
Back at it with two new hydrometer/thermometers and already having wild and random temperature spikes to as high as 114F after sitting steady at 100.5F for 3 days empty. Now it's been at 95.9F which apparently translates to 100.6F for the last 12 hours.
Added 20 fresh eggs laid today from my personal flock. Hoping even one hatches at this point.
A dork and my English orp is nice and fertile and doing his job. Such a nice bird, I'm
Considering giving him to someone but I keep changing my mind ... Not sure what to do with him though cause he's huge and the only bird of his breed and he will totally throw lots of black chicks I think... Maybe.., but he's fertile!! Yay!! And that's great cause chicks!!! I'm not wasting my time with the eggs basically. I should know if the rock eggs are fertile in a couple days, I will check in 2-3 days and see how many overall are doing something, my husband collected and we had lots sitting over a week and not all on point though they were being rotated probably a minimum amount so I imagine there will be a number if duds but I only put in the best looking ones from that clutch and then new ones done to my perfectionist standards my goal is a few chicks and hopefully pullets cause how cool would that be anyway so far so good accept I'm having trouble keeping humidity up though it might not be a perfect testing system everything I put in drys out like it's nothing, I'm basically soaking paper towels 2x a day at the moment because I feel like it doesn't hurt to hatch a little dryer but I don't want to drown them if the gauge is off... And the thing in the front of the farm innovators doesn't seem to work anymore not that I was going by that but it's like 10• & a bunch of percent off based on things I trust... A little more... Though my husband did turn on the incubators with the gauges inside... The digital ones, they got fairly melted so good things I bought new ones... Again... Every year... Cannot catch a break I might as well Invest in stock!
Brinsea 20 eco or adv. Harder plastic. Holds 20 eggs.
These are the ones I get my best hatches with.
My lg are very tempremantal.