First hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by templemantrent, Nov 3, 2016.

  1. templemantrent

    templemantrent Just Hatched

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    Starting our first hatching in a cabinet style incubator we built. 31 eggs in total. Did a ton of research so think we have the basics down. Nervous about the results. We have 9 lavender orps, 4 mottled orps, 9 black cooper Marans and 9 silver salmon marans. Shipped from British Columbia to Newfoundland without a crack.
     
  2. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    Best of luck on your new incubator! Let us know how things go and if you have any issues feel free to post and we will help you out :ya
     
  3. templemantrent

    templemantrent Just Hatched

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    A couple pics of what we have going on. Cabinet style incubator that I have managed to keep at 37-38 degree Celsius with a humidity of 50%. Changing the slope of the cartons 3 or 5 times daily for the first 18 then lock down. They were packaged excellently by the farm I bought them from.
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  4. Mak24456

    Mak24456 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice looking bator! I can't tell but is it forced or still air? And what day are you on? Exciting! :D
     
  5. templemantrent

    templemantrent Just Hatched

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    It's still air for now, may stay that way if all goes well with the hatch. But I do have a pc fan rigged up that could be installed if the hatch rate is low this time around. On day two so far. If all goes well our 6 bantams well have coop mates for the new year.

    Cheers!
     
  6. Mak24456

    Mak24456 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ah okay! I asked about the fan because the eggs closer to the light may be warmer than those farther away. For some strange reason, in my homemade bator even with a fan the air temp varies a few degrees the farther the thermometer is placed from the bulbs. Hopefully that's not the case for you?
     
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    templemantrent Just Hatched

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    I have about a couple degree difference from eggs closest to furthest away as it is there now. I'm going to try the fan next time to see if I can get a little more consistent. Might try a fan on the bottom and on the top to see if I can get a better airflow.
     
  8. Mak24456

    Mak24456 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That'll probably help a lot :) just curious, what were the temps closed and farthest away?
     
  9. templemantrent

    templemantrent Just Hatched

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    Long time posting. But had a flood at our house while incubating and lost the whole batch. Only back into house for a short time now but have 12 amauracana eggs incubating now on day 12 of which 6 appear to be viable.
     

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