Blooie's Blankie Fort

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Blooie, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. chickendreams24

    chickendreams24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2015
    Wisconsin, USA
    I think you'll like the FI I love mine. It's been great. This is my fourth hatch and it's actually my first hatch with a calibrated thermometer and hygrometer. My last hatch was a bust but they were horrible eggs, horribly shipped, and most I opened weren't even fertile.
  2. IHeartPoultry

    IHeartPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

    Aug 1, 2015
    My Coop
    AAAAAHH my eggs are peeping!!! :weee

    Now, has anybody seen the markers? I am beyond giddy. :ya :ya :ya
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  4. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

    Feb 25, 2014
    Northwestern Wyoming
    My Coop
    I am officially ready to put these eggs under a heating pad with a wet paper towel and leave them alone. I don't know what I'm doing, I don't want to let Alex @MyPetChicken down, and I don't want to end up killing these little creatures before I even see them. I don't want to let @LocalYokel down. I'm just confused and frustrated I guess and in over my head here.

    I'm going to go eat some crayons and wash them down with a 2 liter bottle of coke now.
  5. LocalYokel

    LocalYokel Overrun With Chickens

    No Blooie you can do it

    They all die if you don't even try.

    Don't be overwhelmed, lots of folks here for you. :hugs

    We can all walk you through it!
    We all been there before :oops:
  6. Tumbling K

    Tumbling K Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 5, 2015
    Blooie.....I'm no expert, but I did stay at a holiday inn express once....

    i don't think incubating has to be super difficult, or technical.

    think the hardest part, is getting a trustworthy reading from your instruments. once you got them calibrated, and get the incubator dialed in (running at an even, correct temp, and humidity), it pretty much runs itself.

    couple of things I learned from my first hatch. Take note of where your AC vents are blowing on the incubator. we go thru some pretty big temp/humidity swings this time of year. cold fronts, that get us down to the 40's....then two days later, it can start out in the 40's and warm up to the 70's. Literally heater at night, and then turn on the AC during the day. Jacks with our humidity too. But if you are aware, it's pretty easy to predict and correct.

    those eggs are pretty tough, and resilient, and take temp spikes, or temp lows, same with humidity. the key, is to minimize the occurrence, and frequency.

    that was another thing I wanted to touch on.......this site has tons of folks that are very good at incubating, and tons of information.
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  7. LocalYokel

    LocalYokel Overrun With Chickens

    For sure
    If you have good thermometers to go off of
    Its a cinch
    I trust a calibrated thermometer over what any bator says, any day
  8. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

    Oct 11, 2014
    Gouverneur, NY
    You can do it! As long as your incubator is holding temps, just pick a number for humidity, say 40ish and check the air cells in 7 days. Make sure the turner is turning and you're good to go.
  9. LocalYokel

    LocalYokel Overrun With Chickens

    Yep yep
    Coming from someone who KNOWS!!
  10. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

    Oct 11, 2014
    Gouverneur, NY
    lol thanks

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