- Mar 23, 2014
This was my first time making a incubator and first time incubating my own eggs and I'm so proud they all hatched, all 9. I can say for the most part my little non fancy ice cooler incubator with only a fan and bulb in it stayed pretty consistent at 99 to 100 degrees except for a few times when the temp in that room changed it went as high as 104 and as low as 95 a few times and I was sure they were all dead but waited it out. everyone hatched healthy and right on time days 21 and 22. The only thing I will need to change for this next round is on day 18 raise the humidity to over 75%. I kept it around 65 and I had a chick get stuck to his egg cause it wasn't humid enough and I had to give him a warm bath to get the dried egg shells and goop off him. I did not do much for them didn't put in any fancy equipment our go all out on my bator. I didn't even worry about the humidity I did a dry batch turned them 3 to 5 times a day a quarter of a turn. I figured the eggs are outside in nature the mom's don't worry what times or how many times they turn there babies, there exposed to all kinds of temp changes and they hatch inn nature just fine. I will be putting in another batch in a few days along with a couple duck eggs.