Originally Posted by feathersaloft
I think it's a breed thing with the AMs. I've had them in the past and don't remember a complete stop of eggs from Thanksgiving to Feb, but that's what mine have done this time. I started out getting one blue egg every other day, then I got one blue egg 2 days in a row, then yesterday I got 2 blue eggs from the 4 I have out there. One of them is the splash pullet just hatched last sept, the other three are now a few weeks shy of a year old.
After getting 2 yesterday, I now think that instead of 1 of them laying two days in a row, they just alternated. Maybe the 3rd one is laying too, and they just alternate, LOL I do know that from the end of june to thanksgiving, after they started laying there was never a day I got 4 blue eggs. I thought one of them wasn't laying yet, but now I just think they alternate days.
on another note, my incubator:
I brought it in saturday and plugged it all in, asked some questions here, read through the answers. Here's what I've found so far ---
saturday, I played with the temp adjustment until I found the spot it would hold 100*. Both vent caps in and the humidity stayed up around the 70% mark. This is using the thermometer and hygrometer I bought in the reptile section of petco the other day. There was no water in it, so there was no reason (I thought) the humidity should be so high. I had left it sitting outside n the side porch a few days last week, and apparently the day it rained so hard, some rain had seeped into it. I took it to the sink and let it sit upside down while we were at church.
Yesterday afternoon, I plugged it in, still with no water put in it, and when we got home from church last night, I checked it. plugs in, 100*, humidity was around 15%. So, I put a little water in the bottom well, took out the vent caps and let it run all night. This morning when I got up, I found it between 40-45%, 100* and sitting there humming along. The egg trays have moved so I know the turner is working.
Looks like I'm ready to put some eggs in tomorrow for sure! What eggs I get today and tomorrow will definitely go in, at the moment, I have 7 AM eggs, I want to put 14 total in since each row hold 7, and we'll see how it goes! I'm excited :)