Classroom Hatching Project

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by wellclass, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. wellclass

    wellclass Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm like a new mom, very nervous. I got a grant from Pinellas Education Foundation for a Hovabator 1588 with the automatic egg turner. I have read and reread but I missed the detail, keep the humidity lower than 55 during the set time. It's been hovering in the mid 50's today. Today is day 3. I put them in on Tuesday afternoon around 4 pm. At that time the humidity was in the high 50's. If I don't add any water it will drop over the weekend. Did I mess up? Will my chicks still hatch?
    Thanks for your help
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    No need to worry :hugs

    As your on day 3 you still have time for your air sacs to grow enough. When you candle on day 7 you will be able to see how big they are. Here is a chart for roughly how much they should grow over the incubation period ~ [​IMG]

    Humidity needs to be an average over the incubation period short highs and lows are not a problem as long as your average is good and the air sacs grow enough.

    Good luck with your hatch :fl
     
  3. wellclass

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    Thank you. I am looking forward to seeing the difference. I candled a few today but just notice a line at the top. I bought them from chicken breeders in Brooksville. Here's hoping we get some babies. The kids are very excited but I tell them every day they may not all hatch. We have to leave that up to nature.
     
  4. wellclass

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    We are keeping hourly records of temp and humidity during the school day so the kids have practice recording data and feel like scientists.
     
  5. TurkenMomma

    TurkenMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am planning a classroom hatch, too! Did you do the Jabil STEM grant?
     
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  6. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    What grades are you both working with? I went and did an assembly to 4 first grade classes re: poultry use on the small farm, as well as incubation. It was fun seeing the enthusiasm of those kids. They then set a bunch of eggs. I don't know what kind of hatch results they had. I tried to do some education for the teachers re: dry incubation, but they were not responsive.
     
  7. wellclass

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    I teached Gifted K-5. I also have a garden focus group. Our kindergatlrten teacher does this every year.
     
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  9. wellclass

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    I did a fund a class grant. My school is not Title One. If you need help putting a grant together I'd be happy to help. You can contact me at [email protected]
     

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