1st attempt at hatching - April 1 hatch date...7 of 8 hatched. PIC Heavy w/ Hatching Videos!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hondo58, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. hondo58

    hondo58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We started our first batch of eggs (14) at 8pm, Sunday March 11,2012. They are in my home built incubator. So far everything is well. I’m turning the eggs 3-5 times per day so they can rest on the opposite side from the previous night. The eggs are on their sides. Temp is steady at 99.5°F -100.3°F. Humidity is steady at 42%. Hatch date is April 1. We have a mix of White Plymouth Rock, Cinnamon Queen, Mystery Bantam and EE eggs all (hopefully) fertilized by our EE rooster Louie. Now the waiting begins. Have I missed anything?


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  2. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    Make sure you have the supplies and pen for them when they hatch!!!

    I'll help with the suspenseful wait, for the hatching!
     
  3. hondo58

    hondo58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have chickens now so no worries on the supplies. We had a surprise rooster last year so we decided to try our hand at hatching our own this year. Our little bantam paired with the roo should be quite interesting. I have no idea what to expect. Any guesses?

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  4. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    Well I know the second one for sure is a Ameraucana , and the first one looks kinda like a Favorelle
     
  5. redhd077

    redhd077 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am intrested to know about this ice pack in your bator. Is that to help keep the temp up or? I will set eggs on friday or sat. This will only be my 2nd hatch (well 3rd really, but my 1st try i didn't get any to hatch.) GOOD LUCK!
     
  6. Henwillbehens@

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    Good Luck [​IMG]
     
  7. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh are you hatchers on the hatch-along project on BYC?
     
  8. hondo58

    hondo58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No. I'm not even sure what that is.
     
  9. hondo58

    hondo58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use it as others use a water wiggler. The temp probe is wrapped inside and is a better indicator of the internal egg temp than the air temp is. At least that's the theory...
     
  10. hondo58

    hondo58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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