32 eggs in the bator....Day 1 Here we go again

lockedhearts

It's All About Chicken Math
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Apr 29, 2007
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I set 14 BR eggs from Speckeldhen and 14 Blue Rock eggs from Halo and 4 Phoenix eggs from my ever faithful Leto.
I am totally doing lower humidity (25-30%) during incubation and 45-55 at hatching.

Keeping my fingers crossed for a great hatch.
 

hatchaholic

Songster
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Jul 23, 2008
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Quote:I just set my first eggs last night. Can I ask you why you are lowering the humidity? I'm trying to figure out the whole dry incubation thing and whether or not I should be doing it...My humidity is at 45%

And, good luck on a great hatch.
 

lockedhearts

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Apr 29, 2007
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I was keeping my humidity about 45 for incubation and was having a lot of fully developed chicks that never hatched. I was also hatching between 55-65. I read a lot of posts about issues and lowering humidity and tried it. Granted my 100% hatch was only 3 eggs of my own, but I do believe that the lower humidity played a fator. My chicks also seemed to have an easier time getting our of the shell.
 

lockedhearts

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I think that is fine. I just wouldn't go much higher. Mine stays around 32 naturally.
 

KellyHM

Crowing
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Sep 10, 2008
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My Blue Rock babies from halo hatched last weekend and they're adorable!! You'll love them!

I just crammed my bator with 39 chicken eggs and 29 quail eggs. And I do mean crammed!
 

walkswithdog

Crowing
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Jul 17, 2008
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I've got speckledhens BRs, two from MissSkye, and three araucana eggs - pretty blue - and six turkey eggs on day three. OMG isn't it over yet? Can I hold my breath for two weeks straight?

I want blue rock eggs! LOL But if I hatch Blue orp eggs I'll dance for happiness.

Here's to luck for all of us...



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lockedhearts

It's All About Chicken Math
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Apr 29, 2007
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Georgia
Quote:Is that w/out water? it stays at 32?

Kelly HM....boy! That is a LOT of eggs! Good luck to everyone!

It has about 1/4 cup in it, I think my house is naturally a little more humid.
 

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