first time.. panic mode!

anee170292

Hatching
5 Years
Apr 18, 2014
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Hi everyone!
I bought my incubator yesterday, and left it for a couple of hours to get the temperature right, I've put in 24 bantee eggs, and I don't know how often I should candle them.
The incubator is self turning the eggs so that's not a problem.
I'm also worried about the percentage of the eggs hatching as I don't want the majority to die :(
I would just like some basic help/advice from someone who has had a lot of experience with incubating and hatching eggs.

Thanks!
 

blucoondawg

Songster
6 Years
Jan 27, 2013
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Northern Wisconsin
I candle at day 10 and day 18 before pUtting eggs in lockdown so I can get rid of clears and quitters. No sense worrying about your hatch rate that is what it is all you can do is make sure the incubator runs right beyond that it isn't up to you
 
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blucoondawg

Songster
6 Years
Jan 27, 2013
1,650
203
206
Northern Wisconsin
What incubator did you get? If it's one of the little giant or Farm innovators type I hope you bought a trustworthy thermometer and hygrometer because the ones that they come with aren't accurate
 

randerson846

Songster
6 Years
Apr 14, 2013
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I candle at day 10 and day 18 before pUtting eggs in lockdown so I can get rid of clears and quitters. No sense worrying about your hatch rate that is what it is all you can do is make sure the incubator runs right beyond that it isn't up to you
Same :goodpost: i sometimes candle on day seven as well but anywhere from 7-10 is fine
 
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