First Timer with still air incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MissB629, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. MissB629

    MissB629 Out Of The Brooder

    Yesterday was day #16. I candled and all is good so far. Last night I noticed three eggs "shaking". Is this a little early? I turned them this morning (day #17). More shaking going on. No pipping yet just some shaking. I'm so excited!!!! I set 32 eggs figuring I might get a dozen or so. Five were not fertilized, one was a double yolker and quit on about day 12 or so. 26 are left and I saw movement in all of them last night. Temps have been pretty steady and humidity has stayed between 28 and 38. I've got some rir's coming, a few black sex links and some rir/buff mixed.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Good for you.
    Most new hatchers don't have such good luck, especially with a still air and hand turning.

    I would say the shaking is them getting into position.
     
  3. MissB629

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    Thanks for the feedback Canoe. All I've done for weeks now is read up on this stuff. Hopefully it will pay off and I'll spare myself a lot of mistakes. It's just a cheap farm innovator but I'm really impressed with the steady temp it holds.
     
  4. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    how did it go? I dry hatch and this is my incubator.
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    they come out nice and moist with my dry hatch bator.
     
  5. MissB629

    MissB629 Out Of The Brooder

    It went pretty good Gimmie Birdies! Out of 26 eggs at lockdown I ended up with 21 cute little fluffy butts. I dry hatched too. I didn't use any water at all the first 18 days and then only added a tiny bit. I like your bator.
     
  6. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    :highfive:thank you! And great JOB!
     
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