EXCITED....getting ready to set my first hatch.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Layin Eggs, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. Layin Eggs

    Layin Eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well...it has been quite some time since I have posted, though I do read post frequently.
    Anyhow, I got a bator for Christmas and today I set it up. I have it running to make sure everything is in check. I am waiting on the arrival of 12 Buff Orp eggs. I am guessing they will arrive Wednesday or Thursday. How Exciting. My kids 4 & 6 can't wait to see little chicks hatch. I sure hope they make it.
    This will be my first time so if anyone has pointers, it would be greatly appreciated.

    I am using the Genesis Hova-bator 1588. Instructions seem pretty straight foward.

    I think I read somewhere about letting eggs rest after shipping? 6-24 hours pointed end down?

    Also wondering how many people are candling at day 5 or so? It scares me to think about opening the bator and losing too much heat, however I would be so curious to see if any veins had formed.

    OK thats enough rambling for now .....I will have to wait and see. I day at a time. [​IMG]
     
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  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    You will have so much fun....try enjoying the experience and don't be a worry wart too much...

    I don't candle but on day 7 ,14 and 18...candling before day 7 you will not be able to see much...by day 7 you will see the veins and eye/embryo well....

    Ask questions on here if you need too, lots of people here have hatching experience under their belts so to speak....
     
  3. Layin Eggs

    Layin Eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am sooo egggcited [​IMG] I have decided I am going to put some of my own egg in as well just ot see what happens.

    BR hen X BR roo
    GLW hen X BR roo
    Ameraucana & EE hens X BR roo [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I always put acouple of my own hens eggs in the bator when I set shipped ones...that way I can tell if my bator is giving me problems or if its the shipped eggs or the P.O. thats done them in....
     
  5. RepoBob

    RepoBob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good Luck, that's a real nice incubator. Read a lot of good things about it.
    [​IMG]
    Bob
     

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