Don't buy the flying saucer!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tabatha_westcott, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. tabatha_westcott

    tabatha_westcott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got one of those little table-top incubators for a classroom. I have tried four times now to get a hatch and nothing... [​IMG] They develop fine rite up until the last couple of days and then just die. I don't know what I'm doing wrong... So bummed. Has anyone ever got these to work?
     
  2. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    I actually have hatched 2 different batches. 3 eggs each time. It is very difficult to keep the humidity up and the temp is always warmer on one side of the "saucer" As I would turn the eggs, I would rotate them too so the egg nearest to the light would be on the other side by the end of the day. Towards the end (day 18 or 19) I noticed the temp go up a bit and the light needed to be pushed down a bit. As far as hatching... you will need to tape the dome down, they kept knocking it off with all the rocking to get out. If you can hatch in there, I think you can hatch anywhere. I upgraded to a hova bator because I wanted to hatch more than 3 eggs. Good Luck if you decide to try again.. [​IMG]
     
  3. tabatha_westcott

    tabatha_westcott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks maybe I'll give it one more shot...
     
  4. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    I have one of those too. I put my eggs in @ 5:30 pm on March 1, its now, what the 28??? I'm going to have to candle them again. A couple days ago I saw lots of movement, don't know whats up. Like you, I'm not to happy about this at all. [​IMG]
     
  5. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

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    b.hromada :

    I have one of those too. I put my eggs in @ 5:30 pm on March 1, its now, what the 28??? I'm going to have to candle them again. A couple days ago I saw lots of movement, don't know whats up. Like you, I'm not to happy about this at all. [​IMG]

    HUH? What are you hatching? Chicken eggs only take 21 days.....[​IMG]
     
  6. sandypaws

    sandypaws Chillin' With My Peeps

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    MY FRIEND GOT ONE OF THOSE FOR HOMESCHOOOLING KIDS.. THEY NEVER GOT IT TO HATCH ANYTHING
     
  7. big red chicken

    big red chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    let me tell you, I used the homemade incubator with the boxes. I tell you out of 11 eggs 6 hatch and 1 for some reason was full develope but died before hatching. I think that was pretty good for a homemade incubator spending less then $20 on the items needed:weee
     
  8. AK Michelle

    AK Michelle Bad Girl of the North

    Mar 17, 2009
    Palmer, Alaska
    I don't know what age you are teaching but the homemade bator is easy to make, my 9 yr old helped me with ours and so far so good (Knock-on-wood) The kids are having a blas watching the eggs develope in the incubator they built.

    Michelle
     
  9. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Quote:HUH? What are you hatching? Chicken eggs only take 21 days.....[​IMG]

    Tell me, thats exactly what I mean. What could have gone wrong, I did it all by the book, so to speak. I don't know if I even want to try this again, am very disappointed.
     

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