Critique my hatching checklist please.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tommysgirl, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. tommysgirl

    tommysgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    April 1-5th collect eggs, keep in a cool room in a carton. Tip opposing ends of the carton daily

    April 4th set up bator and calibrate thermometers

    April 5: Shipped eggs arrive. Allow them to set next to the bator with the collected eggs for 24 hours

    April 6 set eggs in evening. Keep in cartons propped on one end. Alternate ends (turn) three times a day at least but always odd number. Monitor temp...give it a while to come back up to temp after eggs go in. Keep humidity below 45

    April 13 Candle and discard what needs to be discarded

    April 24 Candle before lockdown increase humidity and wait...stop turning eggs

    April 26-30 expect hatching play the radio next to the bator to encourage them to come out



    Am I missing something obvious...any helpful hints...I have read the hatching 101 and the hatching shipping eggs tutorials and they are great. I am reading them again a couple more times but am hoping that this basic plan/timeline is solid. Thanks!
     
  2. red golden

    red golden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks good except april 26-30 take nerve pill lol.
     
  3. tommysgirl

    tommysgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    red golden funny post. I am sure I will be terribly nervous!
     
  4. Bill 101

    Bill 101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would suggest a longer set-up time on the incubator. I normally run mine for a week. If you start yours 2 days in advance of setting eggs you have little time to get something fixed, having to get new thermometers or adjustment issues The longer it runs, the more time you have to "tweek" things .
     
  5. Mmmaddie13

    Mmmaddie13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, run the bator as long as you can before you put the eggs in. The longer the better, minor tweaks are going to be necessary, and you don't necessarily want to tweak it while there's eggs in there. Good luck!
     
  6. tommysgirl

    tommysgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much!
     
  7. tommysgirl

    tommysgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    have been messing with the bator for a couple of weeks. We are getting close and I am excited!!!
     
  8. Mmmaddie13

    Mmmaddie13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm excited for you!
     
  9. JanO

    JanO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going to be following this thread to see how it all turns out for you. I'm building my incubator now and will hopfully start my home brew egg collection, and order eggs from others, in a week or so.

    Good luck! Keep us informed about how it's going, ok?

    I think I'm just as excited as you are and I can't wait to read your progress.
     
  10. tommysgirl

    tommysgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well aren't you sweet! Setting eggs the evening of the 5th. I will keep you posted with pics [​IMG]
     

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