Homemade incubators

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    A homemade incubator helps the small-scale poultry farmer save money.


    Guidelines for Successfully incubating chicken egges

    1. Keep the temperature between 98 and 101 fahrenheit (The optimal temperature that you are striving for is 98.5)
    2. Keep the humidity between 55 and 70%
    3. It will take 21 days for the eggs to hatch
    4. Gently rotate the eggs 1/4 to 1/2 turn three times a day for the first 18 days
    5. For the last three days of incubation do not rotate the eggs
    6. Don't wash the eggs before putting them in the incubator, leave them as they are
    7. You can't use store bought eggs, you have to get them from somebody that raises chickens, ask for fertilized eggs because you want to incubate them. There is no way to guarantee fertilization but the chicken raiser will give you good eggs that have probably been fertilized
    8. It is quite ok to keep the humidity on the low end of the scale 55-65 for the first 15 days but try to get the humidity up to around 65-70 for the last few days. This will help the hatching
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