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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by crooked stripe, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This site is great. You folks have answered more questions than I could even imagine. Lived in the city and raised 4 kids with great success. Proud of them all. Now it is my time to play. Always wanted to raise some chickens but the situation wouldn't let me . Bought a dozen Buff Orp hatching eggs and they arived the 14th. I have them in the incubator and the turner only tips them back and forth. Should I give them a 1/4 of a turn from time to time for an even turn?
    Can't wait till the first candeling. I am like a kid at christmas just waiting. Thanks for any answers. John
     
  2. marcuscarr

    marcuscarr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The tipping that the turner is doing is sufficient to move the air cell and stop the embryo from sticking to the inside of the shell. No need for a 1/4 turn and best to not open the incubator if you can help it.

    temp should be 99.5 in a wiggler
    humidity should be 50-60% on day 1-18

    on day 18, take them out of the turner (not the incubator), lay them on their sides and increase the humidity to 60-70%

    Good Luck!
     
  3. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    Welcome to our world! Yeah, the turner is fine. Hope you have a great hatch and remember,we lov pictures!
     
  4. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    Welcome aboard!!!!! Hope your hatch goes well. [​IMG]
     
  5. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    Welcome to BYC! Good luck with the hatch. [​IMG]
     
  6. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Welcome welcome....

    finally, someone who can't blame their hatching 'addiction' on us! LOL

    Good luck with your eggs - I love the buff orps
     
  7. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:[​IMG] Welcome to the madness........have fun playing...... [​IMG]
     
  8. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One more question. Is there a way to recieve an e-mail when someone answeres a post. John
     
  9. marcuscarr

    marcuscarr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When you write the post, you can check the "subscribe to this post" or If you are viewing a thread you like, scroll to the bottom and click on "subscribe to this post"
     
  10. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks to all for you input and much appreciated welcome. Now back to watching the eggs in the incubator and reading more on this great site. John
     

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