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Detailed incubation records

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Texas Kiki, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki TwatterSpotter

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    I'm setting eggs today.

    I want to know what everyone keeps track of during incubation...besides the 'regular' temperature and humidity levels.


    I plan to label each egg and keep track of fertility and quitters but what else can I chart?
     
  2. BantyChooks

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    Number of eggs with unclosed CAMs at different dates in their incubation? I don't, but it would be neat to see. My hatch records have denigrated from a multi-page daily entry to set, hatch, and quitter numbers scrawled on the wall next to the incubator.
     
  3. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    Can you elaborate? Temp, humidity, fertility, quitters and hatch rate are the norms.
    Myself, I don't track anything.
     
  4. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    What's a CAM?
     
  5. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki TwatterSpotter

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    Weight!
    I've never kept track of weight before.

    How often should I weigh them?

    Quail eggs.
    Maybe day zero, eight and hatch day?
     
  6. BantyChooks

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    That would be interesting too.
     
  7. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki TwatterSpotter

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    Sweet. Adding to my short list. Thanks.
     
  8. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki TwatterSpotter

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    More often...daily maybe?
     
  9. casportpony

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    • Make note of air cell before setting (normal, jiggly, detached, etc)
    • Egg weight when set, then egg weight every x number of days.
    • Egg weight at internal pip
    • Percentage of weight lost.
    • Date of internal pip
    • Date of external
    • Date of hatch
     
  10. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    More details needed. Duck, chicken, quail or what eggs? Auto turn or manual? Dry hatch or not?

    I can think of a few more things to chart if there were more details.
     

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