So it seems no one except you two have been active on this thread.....my hatch went bad the last time i put them in....remember the two different sets of conditions....I candled them all at day 10 and all had blood rings....I mean alllll.....the fact was that the eggs were a month old so might have been bacteria....but who knows.....neways I have put in a fresh batch now....like a week back ( mind you these were fresh eggs like only a day old). I candled them yest and they look great.....it seems the one with no fan and temp regulated using a thermostat at 100.5sh is doing much better compared to the other one. Also i noticed its best to use a normal thermometer rather than digital....as the digital ones have standard errors.....you could buy a really expensive one to be more accurate but whats the point i say.....next thing is that finalllyyyy one of my hens went broody and i have 6 of her own eggs underneath her.....seems like 3 conditions are met now....fan and dry......still but with water......and broody hen:p.....so heres to a great hatch.....:)
I have some coming out this coming week end. I really am hoping for the best this time. My last one wasn't so good either. I had two different hatches a week apart and got two out of 18 eggs and 3 out of 16 eggs but I did have to move the 16 eggs from my home made incubator because of the temp fluctuating. So that and the fact they were shipped and some were scrambled I think I didn't do well at all. These new ones are also shipped but when I looked at the I saw a lot of veining and a few were moving. Never seen that before. So I have just left them alone except for adding water when needed. I hope I can sit on my hands when they are hatching. I have a hard time not taking the chicks out. I hate to see them struggle around the other eggs. sigh.
Micki Living in Idaho with: English Shepherd dog Jet,
1 outside Buddy cat,
Odd mixed chickens too many to name now.
One son, and one Husband .
Not necessarily in that order.
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