All i need to know to hatch eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 9farmgirl9, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. 9farmgirl9

    9farmgirl9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have tryed to hatch none sucessful. I keep it between 99.5 and 100 degrees. I just need to know Which eggs you keep for incubation, how do you put them in the bator, basically anything. I am new to incubating. i have a three tray incubator, and i personally think its rough turning eggs, could i change that? Anywaysany info would be helpful thanks
     
  2. LuvMyBLR

    LuvMyBLR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can get an automatic turner. also, are you doing humidity during incubation and hatching? You don't need to during incubation but you do during hatching. The eggs, if you put them in a turner, need to be small end down. Your temp is good tho! [​IMG]
     
  3. 9farmgirl9

    9farmgirl9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have 3 of those styrafoam incubators and one turner that works, how would i put the turner in my big incubator. I do humidity when they start piping.
     
  4. LuvMyBLR

    LuvMyBLR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just put the turner in right over the wire. Then in lockdown lay them all flat and bring the humidity up then. I wouldn't wait till they pip. I can get a pic of what my eggs are like in the bator right now since they're in the turner and you could see how it fits in.
     
  5. 9farmgirl9

    9farmgirl9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok i didn't understand what you were talking bout the turner
     
  6. LuvMyBLR

    LuvMyBLR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you still not or was that good? lol
     
  7. 9farmgirl9

    9farmgirl9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Still not
     
  8. Ceinwyn

    Ceinwyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the confusion is coming from the fact that she's using a cabinet incubator not a table top version.
    The rocker on the cabinet incubator is actually easier on the eggs than the plastic upright ones.
    There is less constant vibration going on.
    You can line the metal shelves with rubber shelf liner, the stuff with all the little holes in it. (sorry brain fart and i can't remember what its called)
    Will help them roll easier with less jarring but still allows air circulation.
     
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  9. LuvMyBLR

    LuvMyBLR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Whoops my bad. I was still thinking the table top [​IMG]
     
  10. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Quote:Do you have a picture of your big incubator? Does it look something like this?
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