Going to hatch some eggs... please help!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by americana-chick, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. americana-chick

    americana-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am going to hatch a few eggs and i need some help on the basics, (its been a long time sence i last hatched chicks out [​IMG] ) I think i can remember most rotate 3 times a day, water inside incu, temp. 102-103, and anything else? oh and when i can i put the eggs in??? the bator is at like 60 degrees right now is it ok if i put them in now and let them warn up??? thanks!
    ~Bri
     
  2. americana-chick

    americana-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no-one? i really need help... [​IMG]
     
  3. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    You didn't say whether you had a still air or forced air incubator, but themps are 99.5 for forced air and 100.5 for still air. Let your incubator come up to temp and stay there for a while, while you are monitoring it for problems and humidty reading. You MUST get a hygrometer to accurately read your humidity and put at least 3 thermometers in there to insure NO mishaps. Humidity 40-50% for the first 18 days, then 50-60% the last 3. Stop turning after day 18.
     
  4. americana-chick

    americana-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks! i will go check and see if its force or themp......
     
  5. americana-chick

    americana-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it doesnt say... all it says is this:
    catalog NO: 845
    model NO: 11400-3
    watts: 105
    volts: 120
    cycle 60 A.C.



    thats all it says. and the company who made it but thats it [​IMG]
     
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    What brand and model is it?
     
  7. americana-chick

    americana-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:catalog NO: 845
    model NO: 11400-3
    watts: 105
    volts: 120
    cycle 60 A.C.
    and these are the people who made it: brower mfg.co.
    thats all i know as i bought it from a 'junk' yard but hey! it works! and its kinda antiquish. [​IMG]
     
  8. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    If it's forced air it will have a fan that's running.
     
  9. dbcooper02

    dbcooper02 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's the old Brower galvanized metal round incubator. It is still air. You don't want to load your eggs until you have the temperature stabilized. You need to measure the temperature at what will be the top of the eggs, so set your thermometer on a block of wood or something below the window and get it dialed in. I think the 100.5 will probably be correct. If you need to make temp adjustments, clockwise lowers the temp and counterclockwise raises it. I recently acquired a copy of the operating instructions for these incubators. If you need a copy pm me and I can email you a scan.
    hth db
     
  10. americana-chick

    americana-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i have used this model befor, it was just a long time ago! [​IMG] i asked a lady that hatches chicks from this model all the time what temp. it should be at and she said 102-103 should be good. the temp is all set and eggs are in!!!
     

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