Finally the wait is over!! It has begun!!! *updated with pics!*

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 60ACRES, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. 60ACRES

    60ACRES Stepped in what??

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    They are going into the bator tonight, I will take heed any advice given...

    last minute checks...

    things to watch for...
     
    Last edited: May 8, 2009
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    Temps > still air 101 ish
    > fan 99.5 ish

    Humidity > 1-18 days 40-45%
    > 19- hatch 65-75% Or a tad higher

    Eggs turned at least 3 times a day

    Wash youre hands befor touching the eggs

    Candle carefully as not to drop / break any eggs

    ENJOY
     
  3. 60ACRES

    60ACRES Stepped in what??

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    Quote:*Check,
    *Check,
    *Check and,
    *Check!


    Thank you.
     
  4. chickens4me

    chickens4me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Many good hatching vibes sent your way! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. ChickyLaura

    ChickyLaura The Crazy Chicken Lady

    Mar 31, 2009
    Eastern/Central PA
    I am on day 4! Good luck to both of us!!![​IMG]

    Sounds like you have everything covered!
     
  6. taraann81

    taraann81 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Ontario
    Good luck! I am on day 2 with my first ever batch too! I can't believe how hard the waiting is already! Only 34 days to go. sigh.
     
  7. 60ACRES

    60ACRES Stepped in what??

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    Ok, all went smooth thru the weekend, but how am I supposed to work all day without looking into the incubator 20 times an hour?



    ...and how am I supposed to wait 20 more days, this weekend about killed me!
     
  8. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2008
    Colorado
    That is the truth. I am sure I checked on my eggs every 2-3 minutes the first weekend too. [​IMG] Yikes!

    Just to let you know, the waiting doesn't get any easier. I am sure that 21 days was the longest of my life! But totally worth it!
     
  9. zatsdeb

    zatsdeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2007
    Lincoln, Illinois
    do you have an automatic turner!! It is so much better!!!
     
  10. okiehen

    okiehen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 25, 2007
    Oklahoma
    Quote:Wait till you get on day 18 till hatch you will walk to the incubator a million times and your back will be ache-ing, then you see a pip you forget your back is hurtin then . Oh the wonderful filling of hatching eggs.
    I'm setting eggs again in the next day or 2. So I will be right there with you, I also have a broody I'm setting tonight. [​IMG]

    What kind of eggs did you set?
     

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