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post #21 of 28
How do you store the eggs so they stay good until you can incubate them?im new to this so I'm sorry if this is a stupid question hmm.png never mind I just seen cmom comment I would delete this but I'm not sure how to do that
Edited by estchicken2014 - 5/19/14 at 9:03pm
post #22 of 28

Laura,

 

I read this thread today, 6/12/14, and learned so much.

 

You said "...it's been asked a million times...", but I wanted to say THANK YOU for asking it one more time, because YOUR thread is the one the came up for me on my search today.  All the information was so helpful.

 

How is your hatching working out for you, now??

 

Happy Hatching,

 

Lynette

post #23 of 28
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Laura,

 

I read this thread today, 6/12/14, and learned so much.

 

You said "...it's been asked a million times...", but I wanted to say THANK YOU for asking it one more time, because YOUR thread is the one the came up for me on my search today.  All the information was so helpful.

 

How is your hatching working out for you, now??

 

Happy Hatching,

 

Lynette

 

I'm with you!

 

Participating in the New Year's Hatch of 2015, and I wanted to know when to start collecting eggs and how to store them. :) Looks like low temps, reasonable humidity, storing them big-end-up, and "turning" them by placing a book under one end of the carton and then switching to the other side. :)

 

Here's to a great hatch!

 

MrsB

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"If not now, when?"

 

Luke 22:36

Then said He unto them,

“But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it

and likewise his pack; and he that hath no sword,

let him sell his garment and buy one."

 

How I lost 70 lbs (and kept it off!): www.marksdailyapple.com

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post #24 of 28
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I'm with you!

Participating in the New Year's Hatch of 2015, and I wanted to know when to start collecting eggs and how to store them. smile.png Looks like low temps, reasonable humidity, storing them big-end-up, and "turning" them by placing a book under one end of the carton and then switching to the other side. smile.png

Here's to a great hatch!

MrsB
So if you have to store your eggs for a larger hatching, with the pointed end down so the air pocket is on top, but the if you turn them (while gathering for the incubator)then that will put the pointed end up! Won't that be bad, because now the pointed end is up?
post #25 of 28
It makes sense to me to keep the pointed end down until in the incubator so the air back is intact. But my first batch got TOO hot, and I think I burnt them. I lost them all, now on my second batch and I got my temperature right, but I can't seem to get my humidity above 47%, I've added wet rags, I have a little giant with heat, fan, and auto turner. Why can't I get my humidity right, they are due Jan 4th, some help please? 731-659-one230
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It makes sense to me to keep the pointed end down until in the incubator so the air back is intact. But my first batch got TOO hot, and I think I burnt them. I lost them all, now on my second batch and I got my temperature right, but I can't seem to get my humidity above 47%, I've added wet rags, I have a little giant with heat, fan, and auto turner. Why can't I get my humidity right, they are due Jan 4th, some help please? 731-659-one230

If you're using the hygrometor on the LG they are normally wrong. Get a good hygrometor to put in your bator.

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post #27 of 28
Thanks I've learned that the digital meters on the LG, does not give correct reading, I'm only getting about 50% out of it, I've got to but a separate hydrometer for it for sure.
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If you're using the hygrometor on the LG they are normally wrong. Get a good hygrometor to put in your bator.
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