First Hatch - Heading into Lock Down!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SuperChiks, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. SuperChiks

    SuperChiks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    UGH I'm so excited and nervous. This is my first hatch ever. I set 35 eggs. 5 turned out unfertilized and one went bad. Down to 29. Adding final water and locking down in a few minutes. [​IMG]
     
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    Thats not bad for a first try. What kind of bator do you have. Keep us up dated.
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Good luck!!
     
  4. SuperChiks

    SuperChiks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Little worried I think I added too much water. The level seems to have hit the mesh floor! Is that a problem for the eggs??

    I have the Hovabator 1602. Someone gave it to me. Got this far now im worried about the eggs being wet!!
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    I don't know what that model looks like and where the water goes, but I think the eggs should be O.K. as long as they're not sitting in the water and getting wet. If that's the situation lower the level a fraction.
     
  6. SuperChiks

    SuperChiks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im aftaid they may be wet ill have to quickly jump im there with a papertowel
     
  7. SuperChiks

    SuperChiks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok on or two had some water on them i soaked up some of the water.
     
  8. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member

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    Hi SuperChiks!
    Whats your humidity at now? Are you using a homemade incubator? Good job getting so many to lockdown!!

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  9. SuperChiks

    SuperChiks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank u!! I havent a clue what it is. I need to get one of those hygrometers. Im praying this turns out well. I have ordered 24 malaysian serama eggs that I really need to have high hatching % of. They were a little expensive. This bator just has water resevoirs and says fill these two until lock down then fill them all. There was a little condensation on the windiw this morning.
     
  10. sumi

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    Knowing what your humidity is will help you lots. Many failed hatches are due to humidity being incorrect at a crucial stage, so I'd recommend getting a hygrometer. Good luck, again and keep us posted!
     

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