cheap incubators

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sue-anne, Sep 6, 2014.

  1. sue-anne

    sue-anne New Egg

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    hi, we brought our foster child an inexpensive incubator, we have 12 lace wynadotte eggs in at present, what is the best temp. It has a temp. setting, fan forced,
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi, I incubate at 37.5 Celsius or equivalent in Fahrenheit. You say your incubator inexpensive so I would get a thermometer just to check it's running correctly. I had an inexpensive one at first and the temp setting on it was all wrong and had failed hatches at first. Also I have my humidity at 45% day 1-18 then when you stop turning on day 18 I put it up to 65%. Wishing you the very best of luck with your hatch. :cd
     
  3. sue-anne

    sue-anne New Egg

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    thank you to all for your advice. I purchased a thermometer and my grandson successfully hatched 5 out of 12 eggs. He is over the moon. chicks are now 3weeks old and he has them sleeping on his chest when he watches television. J came to us from DOC's a year again, very emotionally damaged to say the lest, the chickens have taught him its ok to love and care, best therapy ever.
    once again thank you everyone for your help.
    love sue-anne
     
  4. Aphrael

    Aphrael Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Glad to hear you had a positive outcome with your hatch! Congrats!
     

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