Going Into Lockdown Tomorrow - Please Help With Final Concerns

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chayton, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. chayton

    chayton Out Of The Brooder

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    This is our first hatch and tomorrow is lockdown Sunday and I have a couple of questions I need help with
    1. do I scatter the eggs around the incubator and allow as much room as possible between eggs or do I bunch them up close like a nest might be?
    2. Do I try and prop the eggs up so the large end is higher than smaller end or leave them lying normal?
    3. I know I need to raise the humidity to 65% or close as I can get, should I increse the ventilation of fresh air if I can without sacrificing humidity?
    4. Do I remove chicks after they are dry or wait until all eggs that are going to hatch finish then remove all chicks and place them in brooder?

    I am probably making this harder than I should but I want to give these little ones every chance I can.

    Thanks in advance for all your help
     
  2. retiredwithchicks

    retiredwithchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Feb 27, 2009
    Byrdstown, TN
    This is our first hatch and tomorrow is lockdown Sunday and I have a couple of questions I need help with
    1. do I scatter the eggs around the incubator and allow as much room as possible between eggs or do I bunch them up close like a nest might be?
    2. Do I try and prop the eggs up so the large end is higher than smaller end or leave them lying normal?
    3. I know I need to raise the humidity to 65% or close as I can get, should I increse the ventilation of fresh air if I can without sacrificing humidity?
    4. Do I remove chicks after they are dry or wait until all eggs that are going to hatch finish then remove all chicks and place them in brooder?

    I am probably making this harder than I should but I want to give these little ones every chance I can.

    Thanks in advance for all your help

    I think they say it is best for them not to touch. Just lay them on their sides. There is a wonderful post on here about ventilation so I always try to give as much as possible without losing too much humidity. DO NOT OPEN the incubator until around 48 hours and all are hatched.​
     
  3. retiredwithchicks

    retiredwithchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Forgot to say GOOD LUCK!
     

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