lincolnsilkies

Songster
8 Years
Aug 27, 2011
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well i ordered the 1588 i read alot of positive things about this one i should have it by tuesday i have some eggs that i have collected from rosie (silkie) and i was thinking of buying some also so we will see how it goes any suggestions would be great i will be doing silkie eggs thanks! wish me luck!!!
 

Lacrystol

Hatching Helper
11 Years
Jun 13, 2009
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you will probably have a much higher hatching rate with your own eggs. If you receive shipped eggs, don't get to discourage if less then half of them hatch.
 

jmc

Songster
11 Years
Jul 22, 2008
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South Central MA
Quote:Katy, I take it you think rather highly of the gen. 1588? how long have you been using them? And do you use a separate one for hatching?
 

Katy

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Jun 29, 2007
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Kansas~50+ yrs of chickens
Quote:Katy, I take it you think rather highly of the gen. 1588? how long have you been using them? And do you use a separate one for hatching?

I've had them since they first came out, I'm not real sure how long that's been....Before that I had and still use the 1590 which was the earlier version of the 1588. Before that I used a LG....we won't talk about that piece of poo.

Before I cut back on how many chicks I was hatching they were usually all four going, either as incubators or as hatchers. Now I try to only have one incubating at a time and I plug another in to use as the hatcher.
 

lincolnsilkies

Songster
8 Years
Aug 27, 2011
385
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Lincoln Nebraska
Question here what should the temp be in the incubator and humidity level and at what day would you suggest to do the candle test i will be dong some silkie eggs that i have collected from my coop plus i did order some thanks so much for everyones help!!
 

Katy

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Jun 29, 2007
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Quote:99-100 is the temp. Humidity is a little trickier. 30% for the first 18 days and then up to 60% for the last 3 days is what I've found works for me and the location I live in. But that can be a bit different for someone else. You just have to figure out what works for you.

If you've never candled before it's best to wait till about day 10. By that time there will be no doubt,even for a novice, if they're growing or not.
 

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