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Starting my first hatching journey today - set up the incubator last night and waiting for it to stabilize with the temperature. Look forward to reading this forum to get some tips and tricks for a successful hatch!

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Starting my first hatching journey today - set up the incubator last night and waiting for it to stabilize with the temperature. Look forward to reading this forum to get some tips and tricks for a successful hatch!

Good luck!! What are you setting? What kind of incubator are you using? Do  you have your own thermometers for accuracy?  

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Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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Sorry for the late response and thanks for the encouragement! 

 

I'm using a Brinsea Octagon 20, with temperature and humidity gauge. Doing a "dry hatch" method, as read on these forums due to issues with getting water to set properly. Almost two weeks in! 

 

Any advice/tips for what happens during the last week, approaching 21 days, and first day(s) when (hopefully!) they hatch?

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Sorry for the late response and thanks for the encouragement! 

 

I'm using a Brinsea Octagon 20, with temperature and humidity gauge. Doing a "dry hatch" method, as read on these forums due to issues with getting water to set properly. Almost two weeks in! 

 

Any advice/tips for what happens during the last week, approaching 21 days, and first day(s) when (hopefully!) they hatch?

I prefer the low humidity incubation methods as well and run dry when I can.  Just make sure you get the humidity up for hatch. I trace my air cells so I have an idea of where they will pip.  Good luck. Hope you have a good hatch!

Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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Update: Day 21 is almost over, with no hatches quite yet! Excited to see what happens in the next couple of days.

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