Early February 2016 Hatch - Who's In?

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

  1. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    101 isn't so bad i wouldnt worry too much friend :)
    I actually run my hatches at 100 degrees. I had a 106 temp spike for 20 minutes on the last hatch--no losses. Will be praying for your babies!!! It's a killer when you have to leave an incubator that is not at the right temp.
     
  2. CoopDeDoo

    CoopDeDoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It was running right around 100 before the spike - that's what had me concerned and why I adjusted - didn't want it to go any higher. Sitting at 98.8 right now and I am off to work [​IMG] Thanks for the reassurance and prayers!
     
  3. Naliez

    Naliez Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wha??? Where did THESE come from?! ;) [​IMG]
     
  4. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Candled my 6 mutt eggs today that were set last Friday, and was really disappointed to find 4 infertile. This weather must have the fertility way low. The other two are developing nicely with good air cells! Hoping I have a better fertility rate with the welsumers
     
  5. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The best part of candling for me is when you see the embryo move around [​IMG]
     
  6. TurkenMomma

    TurkenMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay! I wish I was coordinated enough to candle AND take a picture too!
     
  7. Naliez

    Naliez Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These just arrived yesterday. I've had terrible luck hatching shipped eggs in the past, but these actually came from within the same state, so not as rough of a trip. I only have 6, so hopefully I'll get a couple to hatch! These are Ancona ducks, our first! My other attempts were with shipped Seramas, so definitely had the odds stacked against us. I can't wait to candle them again in a week!
     
  8. raisechickens

    raisechickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Beetandsteet- calibrate at the dead center of the unit. I first calibrated my thermometer using the ice water method then put it in the center. The unit comes with instructions on how to calibrate and it was easy. My unit was off by .3 degrees Celsius. The humidity reading is off by about 5-10 percentage points so I rely on a calibrated hygrometer for humidity.
     
  9. CoopDeDoo

    CoopDeDoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At work - at lunch - trying not to worry too much about temps - lalalalal :eek:
     
  10. CoopDeDoo

    CoopDeDoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I am so going to watching your luck with this hatch and your incubator..... *mustnothitbuyitnowbutton*
     
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