First time ever to incubate eggs !! Got Questions ??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kbreak, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. kbreak

    kbreak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 1, 2011
    Columbia, MS
    First time ever incubating eggs. Do you candle before you start? Or do you candle a week after you start? What should the humidity be? What should the temp be? How often should they be turned?
    Thanks for any information you can give me !!
  2. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

  3. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 6, 2011
    Candle on day 4, don't need to before. Humidity should be 40% for the first 18 days. 50-70% during the last 3 (lockdown). Temp should be between 98-102 degrees, preferably 99.5. You don't have to turn the eggs for the first couple days. It won't hurt if you do though. Turn 2-3 times a day. I turn once when i get up and then again when i go to bed.

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