Getting Ready!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AtRendeAcres, Jan 5, 2008.

  1. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Songster

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    I have a dozen (6 Cochin/6 Orpington) eggs being shipped Monday AM!!!

    I am setting up tonight to be ready [​IMG]

    Little Giant/still air - 101 farhrenheit

    Humidity 48%
    (((I found the Acu-rite Humidity Monitor @ my WalMart in Hardware Dept.)))

    is that write?

    Eggs come I leave them set for 24 hours with what side turned up???

    anything else I need to do??
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    You put them in a carton to come to room temp, anywhere from six hours to 24 hours, whichever you want, fat end up, pointy end down. Just remember that your bator temp will go down temporarily till every egg comes up to temp so don't adjust your thermostat for quite awhile, if at all, maybe 24 hours.
  3. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Songster

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    I don't have a egg turner &

    the directions say to lay them down and roll them to turn!

    I also heard you can put them in cardboard egg carton if they are cut apart & bottoms are cut out!

    Which should I do?
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Whichever way you want to do it. A carton propped on one end then propped up on the other will make for faster turning.

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