eggs going in, wish me luck!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by patandchickens, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    I am bringing 26 eggs up to room temperature and will be putting them in the new homemade incubator imminently.

    After fooling around extensively (ai-yi-yi!) with thermostat and lightbulbs, I have finally got it stabilized between 98.8-100.5 F, which will hopefully be good enough (DH thinks thermometer 'imagines' a certain amount of the fluctuations) and about 60% r. h. (I've ended up with a 40w bulb on fulltime, plus a 25w bulb wired to the thermometer -- this is in a cool basement)

    So, here goes, wish me luck! [​IMG]


  2. momma's chickens

    momma's chickens Songster

    Mar 10, 2008
    Good luck Pat, I am crossing my fingers for you. I have 32 eggs in the incubator and need to pull 2 out tonight to put in the hatcher that I am having trouble stablizling temp with. This is also my first hatch and like a dummy I have a staggering hatch!
  3. my1stchicks

    my1stchicks Songster

    May 12, 2008
    North FL
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    Best of luck

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