I will keep track of happenings as we progress to "HATCH" day.
March 13, 2009We set 16 eggs today. They include RIR and RIR/Australorp "X". Temperature remained stable at 100 degrees and humidity at 39 %. I logged the weight of each egg and noted any unique characters of each egg. They are numbered 1 - 16.
DAY 1 - Setting the Eggs
Forgot to take a picture.
Day 2 through 3The temp has been good, but did a prelimary candling. Lost egg number 1 - had a hairline crack.
Temp and humidity still good candled again. Saw veins in all but two eggs. Was able to get one good picture showing some veins.
Temp and humidity still good candled again. Lost one egg, but the rest look great.
Had another unexpected problem. One of my hens was broody, so we built her a broody house this weekend. Put her in on Sunday with some golf balls.
She liked it - so I gave her three eggs out of the incubator. (picture on left)
Wish I had known before I bought my incubator that I would have a FREE incubator!
Day 8 though 13
Temp and humidy staying steady.
Temp and humidy still doing fine. Candled today. Found one bad egg - pictured to the left.
You can clearly see the crack.
More pictures of GOOD Eggs. Pictures taken on day 14.
Day 18 - Removing auto turner.
First one to hatch - Egg #13
Day 21 - April 3
Second to hatch - Egg #4
Day 22 - April 4
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