Advice please

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by annie3001, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    Ct.
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    hello everyone!
    I am going to incubate my own eggs!! THis is my first time, I am doing research on the machines etc. What are your thoughts on this one? Its from mypetchicken
    I Have this item in my "cart" and are ready to place my order.
    Any advice is much appriciated!


    Andrea:)
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    You can't go wrong with this one.

    Order the auto turn cradle AND the humidity pump.

    Plug and Play.
     
  3. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    Ct.
    okay excellent!! I was hoping "you" were going to respond! [​IMG]
    I saw the post on the other machine!
     
  4. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    Ct.
    ordered it!! [​IMG]
    After doing some reseach, I only want to place 5 eggs in their, is that a good number to start with?
    These eggs are all comming home from my house!! my rooster fertilizes most eggs. [​IMG]
     
  5. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    You might want to check out the Brinsea website to see if it is less expensive if you are going to order the humidity pump as well. There is a sale going on for that model with the humidity pump for 399. Just to compare prices.
    ETA - looks like you already ordered it [​IMG] It comes with racks so you can incubate 5 eggs easy!
     
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  6. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    Ct.
    Quote:Thank you for the info.. this is my first ever time doing the hatching!! I have always just bought baby chicks, I love my girls and would love clons of them. lol [​IMG]
    Ill be busy on this site asking for advice etc.!! prepare to see me all the time! ha ha [​IMG]
    i dont know when i plan on doing this, maybe sometime in january, i will start.
    My origianl plan was to order more chicks in february, but now.... nope!! [​IMG]
     
  7. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    I could suggest (enabling vibes going your way [​IMG] ) that you join in on the New Years hatch that Mahonri is running. People are setting their eggs at noon on the 11th of December. I don't know when your incubator is arriving so it might not be possible (you could always join late if you need to). I am joining in on it for my first hatch so I will have tons of expert advice if I have problems. Got the same model bator as you with the humidity pump so even a hatching newbie like me shouldn't screw it up too bad! [​IMG]
    ETA - what color are your shelties? I have two shelties too! One is a blue merle and one is a bi-blue!
     
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  8. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    Ct.
    true true!!!! mmmmmm something to think about !! i know when i receive the unit, i am going to want to plug it in right away!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    since this is all going to be brand new for me... when should i start collecting the eggs,,, leaving them out on the table, room temp then placing them in there?
     
  9. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    Ct.
    Quote:oh yeah did i fail to mention that i have 20 eggs (cold) in the fridge..
     
  10. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    From what I have read on here anything older than two weeks and hatchability (is that a word? [​IMG] ) goes down. If you are only going to hatch five for your first hatch, I would suggest you start collecting a few days before your bator comes in. I don't know how many eggs you get a day, but I am only getting three at best and one is a pullet egg. I won't be hatching any pullet eggs since they usually don't do to well for hatching from what I have read. I started collecting yesterday. I am keeping the eggs (only 1 so far) in an egg carton in my dining room and turning them twice a day until I start incubating. Pointy end down in the carton. Go to the sticky at the top of this topic thread and read it. All great information!
    ETA - you could try incubating the ones that have been in the fridge. Many people have hatched eggs that were refridgerated.
     
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