Early February 2016 Hatch - Who's In?

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by CoopDeDoo, Jan 8, 2016.

  1. CoopDeDoo

    CoopDeDoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my Gosh ... since I set the eggs at 6am then that should count as day one - so going with that theory.. day 7 should be Wednesday - which is tomorrow! Chicken math of a different sort [​IMG]
     
  2. ambe0487

    ambe0487 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ha ha, acceptable in my book! :p
     
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    ambe0487 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Triplecross

    Triplecross Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Coopdedoo what temp should the incubator be on days 20 & 21? (Your quote: " other 5 that failed to hatch was my fault...didn't turn the temp down enough on days 20 and 21.")
     
  5. Triplecross

    Triplecross Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I candled all 9 of my eggs today (day 8) and all looked dark so I think they're all fertile cuz there were no clear eggs. That's good. But I was expecting to see veins...
    By what day do you all see blood vessels and stuff? I didn't see a dark eye spot either. Frustrating [​IMG]

    My incubator has the eggs on their side and rolls them slowly, so the air sac looks different than the tradition pictures of candled eggs at 6-8 days.

    Anyone has an incubator where the eggs are on their side?
     
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  6. CoopDeDoo

    CoopDeDoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have used large dog crates - both the travel kind with plastic sides and the all wire kind.
     
  7. CoopDeDoo

    CoopDeDoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I don't think that was me. I don't think I changed the temp for hatch last time. I will have to look at my notes - I did up the humidity for sure. There may be different recommendations for still air vs forced air hatch temps.
     
  8. ambe0487

    ambe0487 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For forced air bators:

    Day 19 & 20 Temp Min 98.0 Max 98.5
    Day 21 Temp Min 97 Max 98.0
     
  9. ambe0487

    ambe0487 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My turner has them big end up so I'm not familiar with that type of turner. What color egg shells do you have? I have a rally hard time telling on my Ameraucanas, OE, or BCM because they are so dark. I personally go with the philosophy that if I can't tell 100% and they are not smelly then I keep them in. I've done the other before and their were live babies in them. :hit
     
  10. Shadow722

    Shadow722 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are you calling a forced air bator? Is that like the farm innovators 4200 or 4250 that has a fan that circulates the air or something that heats and blows external air?
     

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