Eggs in the incubator today!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rsarns, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. rsarns

    rsarns Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I got my 2 shipments of eggs, and the Post Office only cracked 1! So 25 BCM eggs into the hovabator 1588 today! Temp is steady at 100 and the hunidity seems a little low at 48%, but I will keep an eye on it. Am I wrong that I want a humidity of around 55-60%? Well here goes..... wish me lots of luck, as this is my first attempt.
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Good luck!

    I keep humidity for the first 18 days at right around 35%, otherwise there won't be enough room for the chick to hatch when it's time.

    Then on day 18 when I stop turning, I up the humidity to 65-70%.

    I love my BCMs that I got from Chooks Chicks!
     
  3. rsarns

    rsarns Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will try that then! Is it bad that I am already looking at getting another incubator so I can start another set? [​IMG]
     
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    You have joined the hath-a-holic club. There are a lot of us. I used to use an LG but now I have a Sportsman which means I can hatch more eggs... [​IMG]
     
  5. rsarns

    rsarns Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok its day 9, have tried for 2 days to "candle" eggs, now these are very dark Marans eggs, I have tried several flashlites (LED and highpower) with tubes etc in a dark room, but for the life of me... I can't see through the shell. Am I missing something here?
     

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