Doing it wrong (so you don't have to)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chiques chicks, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. FaithWalkFarms

    FaithWalkFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. chiques chicks

    chiques chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Day 1: nothing happened. The eggs just slowly rolled back and forth.

    Did anyone expect anything else?

    Ambient room temperature : 57-76°F.
    I Put some water in the little hole in the bottom this morning. There is a lot of static when I petted my dog, so the air is probably dry.
     
  3. chiques chicks

    chiques chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Day 2: they just keep rolling.

    Ambient air temp: 59-81°F. Got really warm outside here yesterday and the wood stove was still burning since there is cold weather coming tomorrow.

    I generally incubate in my basement, more consistent temperature and humidity there, since my basement is always damp.
     
  4. newwestchick

    newwestchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Commenting so I can follow! Very interested in the results :)
     
  5. chiques chicks

    chiques chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Day 3: nothing new. I will not be candling today. I know a lot of people candle on day 3, but not me. I actually rarely candle this early. I did open the incubator last night and move a couple eggs around that looked like they might not be rolling properly.

    Ambient room temperature: 63-76°F
    I squirted water in today, as I always do.
     
  6. chiques chicks

    chiques chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Day 4: just added more water. I'm assuming the wood stove really dries out the air. Might candle the evening of day 5. I said might. I am curious if anything is happening.

    Ambient air temp: 60-75°F
     
  7. chiques chicks

    chiques chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Day 5: same as every other day.

    Ambient air temp: 57-74°F
     
  8. Aliciahess

    Aliciahess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Commenting so I can watch.
    Very curious to see how it all goes.
     
  9. chiques chicks

    chiques chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Day 6: today's ambient temperatures were 63-73°F.

    Heavy rains yesterday and last night drove the ambient humidity way up.

    I thought I might lose power while I was at work, which would have caused the incubator to reset to 2°C low, but I was fortunate and the power remained on.
     
  10. XxMingirlxX

    XxMingirlxX Chillin' With My Peeps

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