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 Songster

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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 Songster

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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 Songster

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

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