First incubation in over 25 years!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ziegenhof, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. Ziegenhof

    Ziegenhof Out Of The Brooder

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    Aug 11, 2012
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    I'm so dating myself :)

    But I used to be a little incubator addict when I was a kid. Hatched 100's of eggs on an old stainless steel round incubator that you tightened a screw in the top to adjust the temp (wish I still had that old thing).

    So been feeling the itch again since I started back into poultry this year (moved back out to the country). So found a little giant incubator (I know not the best but the price was right) picked up the egg turner, and then decided to make my own circulating fan out of a laptop cooling lapdesk fan, and a cell phone cord.

    All seems pretty stable right now just waiting for my eggs to finish coming up to temperature. I found a lady that is working with a cross of Maran, Americanna blue-green egg layers, and cream leg bar rooster. I think some of the eggs are about 2 weeks old and 6 are within the last 3 days (total is 14 eggs). So I figured what the heck I will give them a shot and see how they turn out (suppose to be a very large dark green egg layer that results from the hatching?)...

    So figure just before I go to bed I will start my first hatching in over 2 decades! Will post pictures if things work out.
     
  2. Good luck, first timer waitin for Saturday..
     
  3. Ziegenhof

    Ziegenhof Out Of The Brooder

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    Well first of my experiment eggs are hatching! I'm so happy to see everything worked on my cobbled together incubator! I added a computer fan to a little giant and added the foil in bottom to help keep the humidity higher (which was a problem when I was trying to get it to temp and correct humidity).

    No clue what these guys are going to look like it's kinda funny they are totally different looking. Daddy was a cream legbar rooster and momma's were Marans/EE crosses.

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