Incubation History

I will keep track of happenings as we progress to "HATCH" day.
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March 13, 2009
DAY 1 - Setting the Eggs
We 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.

Forgot to take a picture.

Day 2 through 3
The temp has been good, but did a prelimary candling. Lost egg number 1 - had a hairline crack.

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Day 5
Temp and humidity still good candled again. Saw veins in all but two eggs. Was able to get one good picture showing some veins.

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Day 7
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!

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Day 8 though 13
Temp and humidy staying steady.


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Day 14
Temp and humidy still doing fine. Candled today. Found one bad egg - pictured to the left.
You can clearly see the crack.









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More pictures of GOOD Eggs. Pictures taken on day 14.








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Day 18 - Removing auto turner.


First one to hatch - Egg #13
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Day 21 - April 3

Second to hatch - Egg #4
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Day 22 - April 4












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