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FIRST TIME w/ successful incubating.. About to LOCKDOWN - tips quick PLZ!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MakMurrayFarm, Jul 23, 2019.

  1. MakMurrayFarm

    MakMurrayFarm Chirping

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    I know I know, dont count ya chicks before they hatch. But so far my new incubator has been amazing. Everything has stayed perfectly etc, every time I've candles all eggs have been developing and these little boogers have been moving like crazy!!! So I'm about to lockdown as of tonight. What is the best bottom? Paper towels? Puppy pad? Or shelf liner? I have all on hand. Please let me know ASAP.

    Also how true is it bantams hatch sooner than LF incubated eggs??? Hubby swears everything he has read said itll be day 19, vs day 21!!!
     
  2. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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  3. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi

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    I like to use shelf liner personally :) The chicks can get a really good grip on it and it makes for easy cleanup.

    The only bantams I've ever had hatch earlier than LF chickens are seramas. All the rest pretty much always hatch on day 21.
     
  4. Doublete

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    My bantams DID hatch a day early
    Also depends on heat and development etc
     
  5. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Mine never hatch early. Always day 21..:frow
    Best wishes on a successful hatch..:jumpy
     
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    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    We'll need pictures of the fluffy hatches :fl :pop
     
  7. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Holy smokes I lied about that..:jumpy
    I have chicks hatching today. Day 19...:thumbsup
     
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    It’s becayse you said something
    I’m always ready for anything now

    Never say never lol
     
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    chicken_lady_38 Hatching

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    I use paper towels and they seem to do just fine. Haven't hatched bantams yet but hoping to soon.
     

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