Eggs set in November, due December, anyone?

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Candyman, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. Candyman

    Candyman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have set 32 eggs in my home-made incubator, and 11 more under my broody hen on 22nd November which are hopefully due at around 13th of December. I wanted to be a part of a hatch along but couldn't find any, so I started my own :)
    People who have or are planning to set near me please join so we can share our experiences and pictures.
     
  2. Candyman

    Candyman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is what my setup looks like:

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  3. katsdar

    katsdar Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi,
    I will be joining you in about a week, collecting my eggs, as my girl is laying every other day. What % of humidity should I have? I have seen it depends on where you live. I live in north georgia or should I just not worry about this? This will be my first try at this.
     
  4. Candyman

    Candyman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My first try too :)
    But I don't think the humidity matters with location, as far as I have read, I would like to keep my RH between 35% and 45%.
     
  5. katsdar

    katsdar Overrun With Chickens

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    I like your bator, I was not brave enough or ingenious enough to try and make mine, so my son (he's in the Navy) asked me what I wanted for Christmas and I said a bator, so he said to send him the link of the one I really, really,wanted so I have found a Brinsea Octagon 20 ECO Manual Turn Egg Incubator for $113.00. I thought that was a good price and it seems to be a winner here on BYC. So now I feel like a kid waiting for my present to arrive. I have started collecting my eggs and have them at room temp and in an egg carton at about 45 degree angle that I alternate 3 times a day and figure I will collect for a week and a half and then put them in the bator, See my RIR Roo passed away Tuesday from old age, he was fine day before and went to bed got up came out of his house and my husband went to let them out to free range and said Big Red was down and I went out to basically see him take his last couple of breaths, but his breathing was not rattled no signs of any sickness so that is why I figured old age he was old when I got him and I had him 2 years, and his crow alone told you he was old. So I wanted the Buff Orphington hen and him to see what their eggs would be like, so now it is a mad dash against time, she will still lay his fertilize eggs for about 2 to 3 weeks. She sat eggs this past summer but we ate her eggs before I finally decided to give her 5 course I am new to all of this and didn't realize that she needed all of her eggs at once and I was randomly giving her eggs so out of 5 she hatched 2 of his eggs but the hens were also RIR's. So I do have his son and dau. anyway sorry for the long story.
     
  6. Candyman

    Candyman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thankyou for liking it, we'll see the results here 18 days later [​IMG] Your incubator is very nice as far as I have read.
    and about the story, I like reading as long as the interests are the same, I'm sorry to hear about the Roo. A month from now hopefully we'll know what the babies look like [​IMG]
     
  7. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    I'm hoping to set eggs today so I'll be a few days behind.
    I just finished a cabinet incubator with separate hatcher. I figured that way I could continue to put eggs in as needed.
    I haven't posted pictures yet but will when I get time.
    I've been planning the incubator since spring but my city found out I had chickens and told me I had to remove them. We went to battle with city hall and won. They passed a new ordinance last week allowing me to keep doing what I'm doing so I worked on the bator project a little every day.
    This morning I'm just putting the finishing touches on the humidifier in the hatcher.
    Trouble is most of the girls are in molt. I've been saving all the eggs I can but some are getting a little old.
     
  8. Candyman

    Candyman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We'll be happy to have you on board, they say 10-14 days old eggs are ok to set, just turn them 3 times a day and;

    Storage duration Temperature (˚C) Relative humidity (%)
    0 - 3 days
    18 - 21 75
    4 - 7 days
    15 - 17 75
    8 - 10 days
    10 - 12 80 - 88
    More than 10 days
    10 - 12
    80 - 88

    We would love to see your pictures and do get into the Incubator Page Contest Fall/Winter 2012, I am competing alone there till now [​IMG]
     
  9. katsdar

    katsdar Overrun With Chickens

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    Glad you won with your local gov't and thanks for the humidity information as my eggs will be a little older.
     
  10. lhawes

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    We have a bakers dozen that we set in the incubator last night. So, we are due to hatch on 12/15!! WE have four that are due to hatch any day now, and a couple more hatches in between!
     

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