1st time incubator...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by zowieyellowflame, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. zowieyellowflame

    zowieyellowflame Songster

    Jun 11, 2009
    Nova Scotia
    Hello, I am about to incubate for the first time. (12 rhode island reds, 12 barred rocks and 12 misc.) For the eggs I am collecting, do I have to turn them before incubation? How should I store them?
    I have 2 manual thermostats in the incubator right on the grate, right where the eggs will sit. One says slightly above 100, the other is right at about 99 or 99.5. Is this ok?
    I have read that 40 to 50 is a good amount of humidity at the beginning, but is has been raining here for days so the humidity is much higher. Is that ok?
  2. cassey40

    cassey40 Songster

    Jun 5, 2009
    beaufort, sc
    You dont have to turn the eggs befor you put them in the incubator you just want them to rest about 12hours prior to incubation. Good luck with your chicks. [​IMG]
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Ah how fun!

    You are going to love it!

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