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First time incubating!!!!! ***HELP***

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickenboy95, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. chickenboy95

    chickenboy95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. I have a Little Giant Incubator that I going to put 4 eggs into tonight. I would like it is anyone could give me some advice about hatching with a bator. Iv'e only hatched eggs with broody hens so i'm hoping it goes well. Once again any advice would be great like how many times a day you turn the eggs....ect. ect.


    Cole
     
  2. maymiegirl

    maymiegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cole, are you hatching very dark eggs or medium to light eggs.
     
  3. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    Go to incubating and hatching section and you will find lots of info. Also can go to "Learning Center"
     
  4. chickenboy95

    chickenboy95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are medium to light eggs. they are small bantams. two seramas, 1 serama/cochin mix, and one americana bantam/polish bantam mix.
     
  5. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Is your LG a still air ??

    Still air : Temp 100-102 ( I find with my LG that if I keep the the temp a little above 101 it will only drop to 99.8-100 at night ) LG's are known to drop in temp.

    Day 1-18 keep hum 30%-40%

    Day 18 up hum to 65%, stop turning eggs AND DONT OPEN THE BATOR AGAIN till ALL chicks have hatched !!!

    Turn eggs at least 3X a day (always turn an odd number of times)

    I would candle at least once (day 12 should be ok) so you can take out any bad/dud eggs. You wouldnt want anything to explode in there. Keep your nose open also, if you smell any funky smell (rotting egg) make sure you find it and toss out !!

    If you need any more info just ask !!

    Good luck.
     
  6. miron28

    miron28 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    listen to swtangel321 she has very good info. i have the same incubator worked great!
     
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  7. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Quote:[​IMG] How are ALL the babies doing ??
     
  8. miron28

    miron28 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    doing good. i had a 99% hatch first time ever hatching eggs. i just put 30 RIR eggs in on the 28th
     
  9. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Quote:[​IMG] So if the 30 eggs hatch how many chicks will that bring you up to ?
     
  10. miron28

    miron28 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well [​IMG] about 103.. [​IMG] i know it is bad and my dw is already mad at me [​IMG] but i can't stop. it is alot of fun! i am wanting to sell eggs so i think after this i might just hatch them and sell the chicks! [​IMG]
     

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