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Documenting first hatch - Bantam Ameraucanas

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by j3707, Mar 24, 2017.

  1. j3707

    j3707 Songster

    Dec 29, 2009
    Pacific Northwest
    Hi all, this thread is to document my first hatch. A dozen eggs to build up my little flock of Bantam Ameraucanas.

    I've been inspired by the many DIY incubators here, but time got away from me, so I bought a Little Giant still air unit.

    I put in a few bottles of water for thermal mass and let it warm up for 24 hours. I just put the eggs in and now the countdown begins!

    I have the temp set at 99.7, so far it's held fairly stable at couple tenths below that.

    The humidity is at 47.

    Between me and the kids, we should be able to get the eggs turned 3 times per day.


    Last edited: Mar 25, 2017

  2. peopleRanimals2

    peopleRanimals2 Songster

    Jun 30, 2015
    Rhode Island
    Hi! I can't wait to see pictures! ;) I have some ameraucanas but have never seen bantam ones. Good luck with your hatch!

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