First time incubating ~ HELP! ~

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Blue Heron Farm, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. Blue Heron Farm

    Blue Heron Farm New Egg

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    So, my hatch date was yesterday. I candled my eggs at 7 days, 15 days and 18 days and saw promising signs. Took the turner out and sat and waited....today is day 22 and I am not seeing anything happening...not a peep or a pip.
    My concern is with the thermometer. I am using the one that came with my LG bator and I should have done more research (before now!) with the fact that they are very inaccurate. My husband pulled out his digital Klein thermometer and it was reading 98* and my LG thermometer was over 101*. this means I have been incubating at 96* or 95* this whole time....is there hope for these little ones or should I just give up?
     
  2. Tracy the chick

    Tracy the chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its better too cold than too hot in my opinion. The recommended guide lines is 37.8 - 99.5... My first hatch all came day 22 & 23. Sit tight a bit longer [​IMG]... Do you hear any chirping?
     
  3. Blue Heron Farm

    Blue Heron Farm New Egg

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    No chirping yet....I am going to wait it out until Friday (day 24). I guess I need to invest in a new thermometer.
     
  4. Tracy the chick

    Tracy the chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awe its so hard getting everything right..Keep us posted hun [​IMG]
     
  5. Blue Heron Farm

    Blue Heron Farm New Egg

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    Thank you so much! It is so hard to be patient. My kids were so excited and the hardest part is the disappointment they will have if nothing happens. But I will try again and again until we get this right. [​IMG]
     
  6. Blue Heron Farm

    Blue Heron Farm New Egg

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    Well, I just looked in the bator and there is one pipping....guess it's a start!
     
  7. Tracy the chick

    Tracy the chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Woot Woo[​IMG] Come on you lazy babies.....
     

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