First time hatching

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MissKat29, Mar 24, 2018.

  1. MissKat29

    MissKat29 In the Brooder

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    Hey All,

    This is the set-up I have... Hoping for at least 50% hatch rate... Very new to this... If anyone can give me any advice at all to give us the best possible chance with what we have to work with I would really appreciate it.

    Also if anyone can give me any info on this incubator, that would also be helpful as I can not find it online...

    And best way to clean it... We borrowed if from a local hatcher... They only used it once and had been sitting for a couple years...

    Thank you in advance!
     

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  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road

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    Needs to be thoroughly sterilized. Thermometer calibrated. I would put my water in a separate container, instead of relying on those troughs which are an invite for bacterial soup in the bator. Read all of "Hatching Eggs 101" in the learning center BEFORE you plug it in.
     
  3. MissKat29

    MissKat29 In the Brooder

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    Any recommendations on how to sterilize?

    And calibrate?
     
  4. MissKat29

    MissKat29 In the Brooder

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    I did plug it in to test it...
     
  5. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road

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    You will find all the information in HE101. Read that first, then come back with questions if you don't understand what you read.
     
  6. MissKat29

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    I am currently reading through it. I am curious about our incubator though... Hoping someone may have some info on it ... It has quite a few vent holes in it.
     

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