First Day :)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MagsC, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    Minnesota
    I have six Dutch Banty eggs I am setting in the incubator around 5 pm today. So the countdown for me has begun![​IMG] Now I just have to wait....and wait....and wait...[​IMG]
     
  2. Heather J

    Heather J Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm on day 8, so I feel for you. Good luck, hope they hatch out beautifully!
     
  3. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    Minnesota
    Thank you! I got these Dutch Banty eggs from a BYC member, LilRalphieRoosMama. She did an excellent job of packaging them and they got here with no fuss. She is definitely a great person to buy eggs from! I am keeping my fingers crossed that the post office didnt mess them up too badly, but I know thats the risk with shipped eggs.
    LOL, my 15 year old keeps looking at the eggs and asked "are there REALLY babies in those????"[​IMG] She is excited to try this out as I am. Right now we are using a styrofoam incubator but going to be getting at least one smaller, better quality incubator in the upcoming week.Either Lyons or Brinsea, possibly both. I believe its definitely worth it. In the meantime we are going to do our best with what we have![​IMG]
     
  4. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    [​IMG] for you! Keep us posted [​IMG]
     
  5. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    Minnesota
    Well, they went into the incubator around 5 pm today, so I guess technically tomorrow would be the first day? Like everybody when they are incubating, fingers crossed![​IMG]
     
  6. tinners204

    tinners204 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Showgirls went in the bator around 4 pm. Fingers crossed here too!!!![​IMG]
     
  7. turtle1173

    turtle1173 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I'm right there with you all. A dozen Welsummer eggs went in at 3:30pm. So tomorrow is really day 1.

    Good luck to all of you. I know I sure need it, LOL.

    Shane
     
  8. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    Minnesota
    LOL, good to know I have company![​IMG]
     
  9. turtle1173

    turtle1173 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you all incubating in a carton or ...?

    I went with the carton method the last time (first 18 days). However, in my still air bator the difference in temp between the top and bottom is large (5-6 degrees).

    This time I'm just laying them on the grate and rolling them to turn them. This way I only have one "level" to worry about the temps with.

    Day 1 -- Yeah!

    Are we there yet!!

    Shane
     
  10. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    Minnesota
    I am using a carton this time and going with the dry incubation method. We shall see what happens!
    Never has three weeks seemed to be so far away!!![​IMG] Oh well, it will get it when it gets here,lol.
     

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