Getting my incubator in march questions.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Teresaann24, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    This will be my first time hatching eggs in a incubator.
    My Questions

    1. I went to walmart.com and looked up thermometers Here is the link to them which one looks like the best one to use? Cause I have no clue..LOL
    http://www.walmart.com/search/searc...&search_query=thermometers&Find.x=16&Find.y=7

    2. Will the thermometer tell Humity and temperture or will i need to get something eles?

    3. What should my temps and humity be at on from day 1 to day 18

    4. What should my temps and humity be at on day 18 till hatch.

    Thanks for anyone who answers I wanna know all this before I start.'

    Added question

    I also want a good flashlight for candleing which of these would be the best for that?
    http://www.walmart.com/search/search-ng.do?search_constraint=0&ic=48_0&search_query=LSD+flashlights
     
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2008
  2. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    1&2 . Link didn't work but I can say you need a thermometer, hygrometer combination to read heat and humidity.

    3&4 99.5 to 100 degrees measured at the top of the egg throughout the incubation. Humidity is what changes at day 18. 45% for 1-18 70%-75% for day 18 to hatch.

    Get a maglite flashlight for candling.
     
  3. Rocky4052

    Rocky4052 Out Of The Brooder

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    I also read that is a good idea to run 2 thermometers (better for accuracy.)

    www.homeandbarnbasics.com has a good thermometer..Brinsea spot check..made for incubators. Dan
     

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