first timer with a question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chicken pickin, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi I am new to incubating and will be setting my first batch of eggs on mon morning. I turned my new incubator on today with water in one trough to make sure the temp and humidity get to the recommended degree and percentage and stay stable. My question is after having the incubator on all weekend and at its desirable temp and humidity do I place the room temperature eggs in the hot incubator or do I turn it off and let it reach room temp and then place the eggs in it and turn it back on so it all reaches the appropriate temp slowly? Im sorry if this sounds like a silly question I just want to make sure its done correctly. Thanks.
     
  2. champer

    champer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just place your room temp eggs in the warmed up incubator.

    Best wishes for a good hatch!
     
  3. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    Thank You!
     
  4. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Have fun it is a blast.
     
  5. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member

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    Good Luck with your hatch!! [​IMG] its addicting!!
     
  6. Brookhavens

    Brookhavens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just place the room temp.eggs in the incubator. The temperature in the incubator may drop because the eggs are at a lower temp than the inside of the incubator. Do not adjust your temperature in the incubator. In an hour or so check the temperature again and make sure it is rising. After several hours if the temp is not where it should be then begin adjusting your temperature in very small increments . Good luck with your hatch.
     
  7. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    Thank you all very much! Incubator has been on all day and is stable at 99.6 degrees and 46%humidity. I get my eggs tomorrow night and will set them first thing on monday morn. Im SOOOOO excited[​IMG][​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2012
  8. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member

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    YAYAY!!!!
     
  9. MsChickenMomma

    MsChickenMomma Overrun With Chickens

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    Good luck with the egg hatching! Chickens are very fun. You'll love them!
     

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