Yes you read that right. I have some eggs that contain hybrid chicks. At day 26 I gave up. Cracked one of the eggs before throwing them out. To my amazement there was a live chick inside. It didn't make it and I feel terrible now, but genuinely did not think this was possible. Temp has been at...
OK so just now I've properly opened one egg up after zero movement. This would have been day 25. Its a fully formed chick. Not breathing. No movement :(
It's hard to take. I can't see any reason why it didn't make it.
I did take a photo but not sure I should post it.
Both eating and drinking fine now :)
I've just now popped the two eggs that were left. One is a chick but no movement or noise whatsoever so presume it didn't make it? Other is harder to tell so don't think that made it either. Still daren't give up and throw them away but I guess I need to.
OK so one chick is pecking the other's eyes a lot and the one being pecked now doesn't seem to want to get under the brooder. It's chirping loudly, constantly, which seems to indicate something is wrong? Any ideas?
Well to update, I now have two lovely little babies! Unfortunately the others that looked to have developed aren't making any noise and haven't shown any progress.
It's still only day 23 but should I hole them at the air sack end and see if there's anything happening? I expect they didn't make it.
I've just moved him. He's full of beans! Candled the other eggs. One definitely not viable. The other 3 all look good but one is chirping and the others are not.
It's the evening of day 22. Should I assist the egg that's chirping somehow or not?
Hi folks, this is my first attempt at hatching. I had six eggs, all fertile. One somehow cracked in the incubator which was weird so we ended up with 5.
I candle them on day 18. Being a first timer I thought they looked pretty good but wasn't 100% sure. About 18 hours ago one pipped. Today is...
THANK YOU! That was it. The unit that was "about 5 degrees out" had its CA set to 4.8! Thank goodness I didn't just shrug my shoulders and go with it.
On a related note, would it be normal for the bottom of the egg compartment to be a degree or two cooler than the area just above the eggs?
This is a nightmare. I've put the new thermometer/hygrometer in. It's about 1 degree off my other thermometer but near enough that I think the incubator temp is the one that's wrong.
So I can't up the temp on the incubator above 39.5. It'll still only be 34 degrees if the other thermometers...
Thank you so if the humidity makes the temp lower, just turn it up on the unit until the other thermometer is happy?
I haven't calibrated the other one, no. I don't know if you can! What I do have, are a set of little humidity meters/thermometers arriving tomorrow so I can put one of those in...
OK so it also appears that this unit is reading the temperature 5 degrees out from the little reptile thermometer I've got. I really daren't put the eggs in here now. The temp is being taken from approximately the same place.
So the ambient temp in the room the incubator is in right now is showing 23.8 degrees. The incubator is set to 37.5 but is climbing back to 38.3 after me taking the lid off.
Is this unit faulty or am I doing something wrong?
Yes I've searched lots. For some reason the H thing isn't mentioned anywhere. I've now worked out that it's because the temp is higher than the one it's set at.
Is the fan inside just too puny to cope with a high ambient temp? What do people in hot countries do??
This is my first time using this incubator and my first attempt at hatching eggs ever.
I have two issues at the moment. 1). My incubator is flashing "H" on the LCD display. What does this mean? I've not seen anyone else mention it.
2). I've set the temperature as 37.5 but it's stuck...
Hi all, first post. I've owned chickens for a few years now, a couple of lavender pekins and a number of ex batt rescues.
Just short of a month ago, we bought a pair of day old Orpington chicks. They've been absolutely great up until last week when one of them seemed to be limping. The limp...