Land of the Free
Because of the brave!
May 2016 Hatch-a-Long
Hosted by, Mike & Sally
Have Eggs in the incubator/s or under hens
in MAY, 2016 to join us!
To join us simply post in the thread and say hello and what you plan on hatching!
We are certain you will find new friends, excellent incubation help,
laughter fun and a few Cool New Contests along the way!
SEE COOL New CONTESTS
IN NEXT POST of this THREAD!
w/ fantastic Prizes donated by…
CHECK OUT MyPetChicken Hatching Eggs:
For a LIST OF MEMBERS Participating in this Hatch-along CLICK HERE
ALL BYC RULES APPLY
If you have a question just post it on the thread!
THE FOLLOWING Information IS FOR NEW HATCHERS!
Tons of INFO can be found in: Hatching Eggs 101 CLICK HERE
NOTES in post #2 of INCUBATING w/FRIENDS! come hatch, learn, Chat, Meet new Friends CLICK HERE
Questions & Answers for you!
Shipped or your own eggs/local eggs? Shipped Eggs = Change Of Plans! see post #53845
How old were the eggs at set?
How old is your flock?
They were stored and turned cool conditions?
Have you misted or washed the eggs?COLLECTING, WASHING & EGG STORAGE (Click to show)
COLLECTING, WASHING & EGG STORAGE
Washing, Cuticle, Sweating eggs post #63837
Digital Egg Scale - Accurate Humidity Measurement and Egg Sizing HERE
ZONES OF COLD INJURY fro EMBRYONIC DEVELOPMENT post #36213
PULLET EGGS??? post #41984 UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Abstract DIPPING EGGS IN VITAMIN C post #33828
Pre-Incubation Warming of Chicken Eggs post #65812
IS IT FERTILE? Many images see post #43324
Managing Fertility click HERE
Several Reasons Why Your Hens May Stop Laying Eggs click HERE
Winter Blues w/the Roos, why are my eggs infertile ugh starting post #1986
Reproductive Physiology of the Hen post #40628
HOW long does a ROO SPERM REMAIN IN HEN post #40628
Double fertilization spots? post #5991
Example 57 out of 126 were declared fertile.
Example 50 of the 57 fertile eggs hatched the % hatch=
What bator are you using?
It has been fumigated/cleaned?Cleaning Incubator and Equipment (Click to show)
Cleaning Incubator and Equipment
FUMIGATION OF HATCHING EGGS AND EQUIPMENT post #48689
CLEAN INCUBATOR BEFORE AND AFTER USE post #48689
Turner or no turner?TURNING ITS IMPORTANT (Click to show)
TURNING ITS IMPORTANT
HOW and Why To TURN Eggs TURN MORE THAN 3 times a day!! post #22178
Turning until day 18 post #51410
UNDERSTANDING the CAM ~chorio-allantoic membrane post #22177
Incubated Air cell Upright or horizontal?
How do you have your thermos leveled in the bator?
Fan or no Fan? You know temps should be different for Fan vs still air models?INCUBATION TEMPERATURES (Click to show)
Incubators with fans and without fans need to run at DIFFERENT TEMPS! post #9068
ADD a LEGO to your dial of cheap styro bator to make minor adjustments! GENIUS post #38133
What is the maximum and minimum range of temp I can go before killing the chicks? post #12473
ZONES OF COLD INJURY fro EMBRYONIC DEVELOPMENT post #36213
HAVE A PLAN IN CASE YOU LOOSE ELECTRIC ITS THE SEASON! see post #522
What to do when you find a HIGH TEMPS in Bator post #7061
You calibrated thermo hygros and know not to rely on the one that came with the bator?
AGAIN...You have more than one thermo hygro and they had been calibrated?
You know that you should not use the vent holes to adjust humidity?THERMOMETERS, HYGROMETERS & CALIBRATION (Click to show)
THERMOMETERS, HYGROMETERS & CALIBRATION
Celsius to Fahrenheit (ºC to ºF) conversion calculator click HERE
Thermo/hygro suggestions post #13998
Brinsea Incubator Thermometers click HERE
Hova-Bator GQF Incubator Thermometer / Hygrometer (Wet Bulb) 3018 post #32892
HEAT SINKS/ Stones/Pebbles ADD THEM TO STYRO! post #43903
NEVER USE VENT holes as a means to Control HUMIDITY especially during HATCH DAYS!
You realize humidity is NOT a set number just a tool to get the correct weight loss in the egg?
You understand the majority of people for standard hatching eggs run the first 7 days 25-30% humidity (possibly 35%for shipped eggs) and adjusted from there for weight loss?
You understand that you can in fact candle every two days after day 7 to just keep a closer eye on weight loss so you dont need to make major changes later on?
Try to add water above in containers and not in the troughs until lockdown?HUMIDITY Humidity is NOT a set number! (Click to show)
HUMIDITY Humidity is NOT a set number!
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
Humidity pumps DIY ETC post #79960
AGAIN....You understand humidity is NOT a set number, most of us begin incubation 25-35% the first week and then adjust as needed per air cell growth/weight loss.*IMPORTANT INFO= TIMELINES PIPS ZIPS!!! & MARKING AIR CELLS DAY 18, DRAW DOWN, INTERNAL PIP, EXTERNAL PIP, and ZIPPING (Click to show)
LOCKDOWN, DAY 18, CANDLES, PIPS, ZIPS
*IMPORTANT INFO= TIMELINES PIPS ZIPS!!! & MARKING AIR CELLS DAY 18, DRAW DOWN, INTERNAL PIP, EXTERNAL PIP, and ZIPPING post #35770
DAY 18 CANDLE IMAGES/VIDEOS: post #41176
FIVE VIDEOS show Draw Down and Internals post #44701
DAY 18 DIS CANDLES post #43401
Incubation CHICK FIRST AID KIT Supplies post #71640
911- INCUBATION & CHICK EMERGENCIES!
DUCK ASSISTING VIA CANDLES post #79130
MALPOSITIONS /PIPS WRONG END are the first to pip and the last DIS after hatch post #19606
Malposition (pipped wrong end) chick most times will hatch! VIDEO post #22241
Casportspony Scovy malpositions assists post #43908
STUFF OOZING from pip begin post #19606
Images normal chick pip position post #19606
STUCK ZIPPING WHAT DO I DO? bottom of post #35770
YES a chick can chirp when its not pipped internally! post #20506
Heathers Call DUCK assist post #43902
It has a bump on its head! What The Heck Is A Vaulted Skull? post #46616
CHICKS Wet? Sticky? Stuck? Yellow Gel? What did I do Wrong? post #25379
Swollen abdomen? A WET chick? or infection post #24810
Eggtopsy possible Sticky chick post #35087
Eggs UNHATCHED at end of Incubation
I HAVE EGGS LEFT UNHATCHED NOW WHAT? post #25223
Pipped but dead post #47432
Normal hatching position and the six recognized malpositions Images: click here
Trouble Shooting Failures with Egg Incubation
Hatchability Problem Analysis http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00008570/00001
Troubleshootting Incubation http://anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu/pdf/8127.pdf
This is also a great pdf with pics: paste link in browser search: CLICK HERE
Eggtopsy: What happened to my egg? http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/363717/eggtopsy-what-happened-to-my-egg-graphic-pictures
POOR INCUBATION RESULTS post #20480
What Went Wrong During Incubation could it be the flock? or Incubation? post #1825
Effects of nutrition on infertility, embryo mortality and hatchability. click Here
Some causes of EARLY CHICK MORTALITY post #17586 ~ http://www.poultry.uga.edu/extension/documents/French-Livability.pdf
Possible causes of deaths after day 18 post #57322
Can you get pics uploaded on BYC and understand that pics help us to help you?Technical HELP ON BYC AP's/Threads (Click to show)
Technical HELP ON BYC AP's/Threads
BYC Under age RULES reminder FOR ALL AGES! READ post #53361
Updating avatar/profile picture HERE
Edited by Sally Sunshine - 4/27/16 at 7:06am