7th Annual BYC New Year's Day 2016 Hatch-A-Long

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by ronott1, Nov 10, 2015.

  1. Cynthia12

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    Nice Sally!
     
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    Ok, this one is new to me? What? If they are fresh eggs, best if they are on their sides?
     
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    Well then, we sure are glad you dropped in!!
     
  5. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    Usually, you would not notice the difference--Use the method that is best for you.

    We have not said this much yet, but the most important thing to work on is keeping temperature in a tight range, .5 of a degree from 99.5, internal egg temperature. How this works is different depending on the type and make of incubator used.

    Temperature, temperature temperature.....temperature.
     
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    You are using the same bator that I am, I just bought this 1588. Had another, sold it, it was beeping at me all the time. Yes, I said beeping Sally, you may not ask what it was beeping at me. I felt like it was being a stinker always telling me my humidity was too low..I like it low in the beginning. Ya know!
     
  7. Sally Sunshine

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    why would you want the embryo to float to to air cell of the egg to grow if you can prevent it? a hen doesnt sit her eggs upright. just sayin... research it... Hatcheries incubate upright out of turning necessity. again think out of the box... we are not commercial hatcheries, I like to hand turn my eggs if I can, this time I have too may so they go in the big cabinet cooler. I wont have as good of hatch rates as I do in the others where I lay them flat. is it because of the bators or the positions and the fact that the membrane may not close on the bottoms of some of the eggs?? IDK probably a combanation of things... You have to do what is convenient for you, and what works FOR YOU! if you have something that WORKS DO IT! Just keep in mind that you can possibly improve in little ways, doing small things,,,,, keep an open mind, always try to think outside the box, sometimes what we learn from others may not be the whole story, just part of it, sometimes its not right for us but right for someone else in a different condition!
     
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  8. Cynthia12

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    Guess what date I lived all day yesterday?????!!!!!!????


    I thought it was the 10th!

    I got my eggs, planned on setting them this morning. Now, I'm wondering if they will be ok to set tomorrow...will have to ask her how old the oldest eggs are, she gave me 18.

    And now, I'm wondering if I should set my FRESH eggs, on their sides. What?
     
  9. Sally Sunshine

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    I gotta run.... sorry I always have to post so much food for thought.... I dont want to do that all the time, its just that I have put much time into study, reading and incubating. No debates, not pushing anything, just posting my thoughts and what I have in my head and whats at our fingertips! kids need lunch and nappys..
     
  10. ronott1

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    Set them today and set them any way you want--they will be fine!
     

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