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Day 1 - I filled my incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Olive, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. Olive

    Olive In the Brooder

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    Okay, I just fill my incubator with my BO eggs. I have never tried to hatch any of their eggs. They are know 9 months old now. I'm hoping my cockeral is doing his job. My DH doesn't think any of the eggs will hatch. I went out and got a water wiggler. I've been running my incubator almost a whole week trying to get the temp to stablize. I ended up putting a beach towel around the incubator. The temp now is around 98.3 - 100.7 and my humidity is 63%. I so hope I have a good hatch. I usually have a 50% hatch rate. I'm hoping the water wiggler will help. I'll update at day 8 when I cancle. Geez I can hardly wait for day 8. [​IMG]
     

  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

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    Good luck with the eggs!!
     
  3. shellimac

    shellimac In the Brooder

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    Where should I go to get a water wiggler? I want to get everything I need before I start trying to hatch eggs. Thanks, Karen
     
  4. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    wait...my hummidity is like 45-55 is that ok?!?!
     
  5. Olive

    Olive In the Brooder

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    I bought my water wiggler at Walmart in the toy section for .88. I thought humdity should be between 50 - 65%. I'm not positive. Does somebody else know for sure what it should be? I'm fairly new at this. [​IMG]
     
  6. hart31

    hart31 Songster

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    Quote:Some people have found them at Walmart. Others at dollar stores. I couldn't find any locally so I bought one off of ebay.
     
  7. Tsagirl

    Tsagirl Songster

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    Hey Olive!
    I just put in about 23 eggs from a farmers mutt eggs today! Yea! And then I am getting eggs from Jody that are BO,EE and Buffs in another couple of days and then....I will be getting some more from Lisa. Akkkkk.... I will have more then a bator full and I really hope the hatch goes well.
    Since they are all going in at random times they will have different times to be hatched so i am gonna make a hatcher with my DH. [​IMG][​IMG]
    This is exciting!!
    BYW..Buff chicks are just awsome!
     

  8. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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  9. Josie

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    Olive

    how did it go?
     
  10. RepoBob

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    You may want to lower your humidity. 40 to 50 for the first 18 days, then raise it.
    Good Luck
    [​IMG]
     

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