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post #21 of 461

So i think my thermometer is old and not working correctly so i went to tractor supply and bought the only thermometer with a humidity reading on it, it was also the cheapest on they sold but it is reading 35% humidity. What should i be at in regards to humidity? My temp is a digital reader on the bator. Staying steady at 37.4c which is 99.6 or so

post #22 of 461

That's good enough. Most people like to have their humidity 35-45% during the first 18 days.

post #23 of 461

I set 62 this evening so I'll be a hatch buddy with everyone. Black Copper Marans, White leghorns, Barred Rocks and Cuckoo Marans.

Forced air at 99.5 and 37% holding steady.

post #24 of 461

Hi, I set 25 today.  20 Silkie feathered Ameraucana and 5 lavender Ameraucana.  Can I play too?  wink.png  The lavender Ameraucana are the first I've set from my trio-they just started laying 3 days ago. 

 

Erica

I have: Swedish flower hens, BBS Sizzles w/lav and porcelain split, Cream legbars and Pacific Crested Sex-links.

I have SFH hatching eggs available.

See pictures at:
www.chimeracreek.com


My Swap Page:
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/ericas-swap-page
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I have: Swedish flower hens, BBS Sizzles w/lav and porcelain split, Cream legbars and Pacific Crested Sex-links.

I have SFH hatching eggs available.

See pictures at:
www.chimeracreek.com


My Swap Page:
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/ericas-swap-page
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post #25 of 461

Hi!

I'm glad this is turning into a nice group of hatching buddies!

 

Are you guys "experienced" hatchers? Haha

This is only my second time. With a real incubator. So I'm super nervous!

post #26 of 461

This is my very first time! 

post #27 of 461

Hi, can I join you?  Here is my bator journal:  started 3 weeks ago

I am going to try to do a continuous hatch in my little giant styro bator, .  got it stabilized 2 days ago, put the eggs in but now it has gone whacky on me.  wont stay at 99.5.  always a degree high or low (where I leave it when I am out of the room, low, so I don't cook them.  ) do these thermostats just wear out?  then I am going to try to rig up a hatching incubator so I can keep putting in every egg she lays as I get them. 

 

putting a couple sweaters over it really helped. 

I put in the 7th egg today .  At this rate, with 41 spaces I will have the incubator full in 60 days, of course most of them will have hatched by then, I hope.  Funny how little it takes to entertain me. 

 

TODAY:

the first batch of eggs were clear - no development. I did have a temperature spike (3 degrees) at the beginning but I am guessing it may have more to do with the hen being in a below freezing house and me not getting to the egg right as she lays it.  still 2 in the bator, 2 waiting in the wings and she's laying well now.  And I am starting to put together my new hatching incubator with flexwatt heating element.

 

 

post #28 of 461
I set mine the night of March 1st I have have 15 eggs, 3 are bantams and the rest are a grab bag of pure bred white egg layers. I'm also trying a split hatch for 3rd annual Easter hatch.

www.youtube.com/stoneschickens

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/hatch-cam-2012


Keeping tabs on my five favorite birds and favorite bunnies.

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www.youtube.com/stoneschickens

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/hatch-cam-2012


Keeping tabs on my five favorite birds and favorite bunnies.

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post #29 of 461
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Hi, can I join you?  Here is my bator journal:  started 3 weeks ago

I am going to try to do a continuous hatch in my little giant styro bator, .  got it stabilized 2 days ago, put the eggs in but now it has gone whacky on me.  wont stay at 99.5.  always a degree high or low (where I leave it when I am out of the room, low, so I don't cook them.  ) do these thermostats just wear out?  then I am going to try to rig up a hatching incubator so I can keep putting in every egg she lays as I get them. 

 

putting a couple sweaters over it really helped. 

I put in the 7th egg today .  At this rate, with 41 spaces I will have the incubator full in 60 days, of course most of them will have hatched by then, I hope.  Funny how little it takes to entertain me. 

 

TODAY:

the first batch of eggs were clear - no development. I did have a temperature spike (3 degrees) at the beginning but I am guessing it may have more to do with the hen being in a below freezing house and me not getting to the egg right as she lays it.  still 2 in the bator, 2 waiting in the wings and she's laying well now.  And I am starting to put together my new hatching incubator with flexwatt heating element.

 

 


I too had a temperature spike on the 1st day. hmm.png. It spiked up to 110 degrees. I'm not sure how long it was at that temperature, but I got it back down quickly by opening the incubator. I hope it doesn't hurt the eggs. fl.gif It is stable at 100 now... I keep checking the temp every morning.. This morning i checked it 2x just to make sure.. 100 at each check. I have a journal as well. I just keep track of the temp, and jot down if anything goes arye... also jot down when i candle which the first time is going to be either day 5 or Day 7... I know many people candle every day, but if your a newbie and not very sure what you are looking at....what day would you say is the best day to see some growth? 

 

post #30 of 461

I usually see a little blood island around day 3, but if you are looking for something real visible .. I'd wait until day 7.

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