Advice for a first timer

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Kathrynmodra, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. Kathrynmodra

    Kathrynmodra Out Of The Brooder

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    15 days ago I picked up some baby chicks, and the lady who sold them to me gave me 4 eggs. They are lavender araucanas (the tailed ones, live in Australia). I'd brought and incubator a few months previously and was too nervous to use it, but decided to put them in there.

    I cannot believe it but on day 15 there are 3 eggs nearly filling the whole egg, and I can see a bit of movement!!! I'm now totally nervous I am going to do something wrong, and I really want these babies to hatch!

    She told me to have the incubator at 55-60% for the first few days and I have done that. But she didn't tell me what to do after that. What should I have the incubator on at day 18-21? I know there is a bit of variation. South Australia is very dry with low humidity. My incubator book from china says 85% but that seems way to high to what I have read. I'm so confused and don't want anything to go wrong!

    Please any advice would be appreciated.
     
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  3. Kathrynmodra

    Kathrynmodra Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! That is a huge help. 85% humidity did not sound right to me.
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

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    You are welcome!
     

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