100 plus eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ncgrad00, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. ncgrad00

    ncgrad00 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just set 104 eggs in my new 1502 sportsmans. Looking to see how well it does on its first hatch. Anyone know what the hatching rate of the sportsman is? I saw somewhere it was at 85% but that sounds too good to be true.
     
  2. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    [​IMG] I guess it would depend on the percentage of fertility and age of the eggs too [​IMG]
     
  3. ThaJuicyJuice

    ThaJuicyJuice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bet it's better than my hova bator. Can any answer what somebody does with all the chicks that hatch? I may be ignorant, but I see that is almost like a hatchery or something. But then again, I guess were not all backyard chicken raisers.
     
  4. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    Quote:I just hatched 84.6% (11/13) from a LG- an incubator is a tool, the hatch depends on you and nature- its not a really super complicated machines. Even the fancy ones - they keep water and eggs at specific conditions, either manually (like I did) or automatically like you will do.
     
  5. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what kind of eggs did you set ?
     
  6. mylittlezoo

    mylittlezoo Poppy Creek Farm

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    If they are my eggs from my birds, I routinely get 100% hatches from my Sportsman 1502.
     
  7. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    I average 90 percent just about every time
    You will love your sportsman , i have 2 here and a hatcher.
    Good luck on your hatch
    i have a bater full due on the 29th and a batch of guinea eggs going in in 2 more days.

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  8. lucky123

    lucky123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also ordered the sportsman 1202 on the 7th and they still haven't shipped. Are they usually this slow on shipping?
     
  9. ncgrad00

    ncgrad00 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am going to sell the eggs that I just set. They are barred rock and white Leghorns. Can anyone tell me some info about the beep when the turners are turning the eggs. Mine is setup in my basement but I can hear the beeps in my bedroom. I dont really want to be woken up by my incubater each night at 1, 3, and 5 am.
     
  10. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Quote:Question, I have a homemade 'bator and it has auto turners...do you leave the egg side ways for awhile, or do you just let them turn and then let them go back to the "straight" position?
     

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