Originally Posted by RoodyRodchester
Count me in! The husband didn't freak out to bad when he saw the eggs sitting on the counter and not in the fridge! 😂 Got to get some stocked up to put in so will be a few days into May. Good thing I moved all 22 babies out in time.
Originally Posted by DwayneNLiz
what do u have set thus far lol
Not a clue
Originally Posted by shahtir101
Put eggs on lockdown yesterday! I somehow managed to set them so that that would hatch when I am out of town! Luckily someone can take care of them for me! Hopefully it all goes smooth!
Meant to put this in the April hatc a long😁
Originally Posted by Chicken girl 15
41 set 7 days ago. 39 looking great so far. 2 I can't really tell the eggs are a bit dark in color.
I have 8 RIR hens, 5 white leghorn hens, 5 black astrolorp hens. They have 3 husband's. 1 silver spitzhauben, 1 gold spitzhauben and 1 lavender orpington. All the kids are 11-13 months and very happy healthy bug eating machines. I'm not sure what I will have in the end but I'm getting crazy excited! !! 14 day until fuzzy butts. 11 until lockdown.
Oh and forgot to say, this is my first incubating run. I just got my LG bator from TSC 7 days ago.
Any tips or a vice welcome.
I see you have the Hatching 101 Article! @Chicken girl 15
here also is notes section http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/incubating-w-friends-helpful-notes-links-informational-post-links
Questions & Answers for you!
where they shipped or your own eggs/local eggs? Shipped Eggs = Change Of Plans! 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)
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)
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)
VENTILATION (OXYGEN) (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
Strombergs Thermometers click HERE Hygrometers click HERE Digital Thermo/Hygros click Here
Hova-Bator GQF Incubator Thermometer / Hygrometer (Wet Bulb) 3018 post #32892
HEAT SINKS/ Stones/Pebbles ADD THEM TO STYRO! post #43903
Hatching at High Altitudes post #37908
O2 deprivation to day 10 of incubation followed by regular oxygen concentrations leads to stronger chicks post #33815
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!
Its a tool to get the correct weight loss in the egg! post #7068 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
Humidity pumps DIY ETC post #79960
TIPS n TRICKS to raising humidity in incubators post #42512 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)
911- INCUBATION & CHICK EMERGENCIES! (Click to show)
CHICKS Wet? Sticky? Stuck? Yellow Gel? What did I do Wrong? (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
Eggs UNHATCHED at end of Incubation (Click to show)
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
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)
Originally Posted by wabbit1964
5/5 Turkey eggs looking good for May 5th
8/13 runner ducks looking good for May 14th
3/8 Royal Palm Turkey eggs looking good for May 14th.
and more eggs coming so I will be setting some Chickens for May as well.