Got hygrometer, thermometer x 3, dimmer switch and incubator... YAY!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by buzymom13, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. buzymom13

    buzymom13 I run the Alien Chicken Asylum

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    I also got a 144 lumen flashlight to candle my eggs. I'm getting all set. I'm going to run the incubator as a test run for a few days to see what I'm up against...but I'm so excited. I got a LG model 9200 Still Air Incubator for my Christmas present from my hubby and I've been reading up on BYC about the do's and don't's and wherefores.

    [​IMG] I'm trying to contain my excitement!!! Just needed to share... [​IMG]
     
  2. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ditch the hygrometer!

    Go to Lowes and buy you one of those cheap digital indoor/outdoor rigs that shows the humidity and the temp. They work great. They are cheaper; and they are alot easier to use.

    Best of fortune too you.
     
  3. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    Congrats, sounds like you are doing it the right way. I hate to see people on here that have started incubating and THEN want to know what they need. Good luck, once you start hatching you will be hooked forever.
     
  4. buzymom13

    buzymom13 I run the Alien Chicken Asylum

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    Can anyone tell me I've been reading that it's ok to put the eggs into egg cartons and use the "tilting" rocking method of moving a wedge from one side to the other every few hours. Is that right? It said to cut a hole in the egg "cup" of the carton...if I cut the top off do i still need to cut a hole (smaller) in the bottom of the "cup" to make sure the air is circulating? I'm new...sorry for the ?'s

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  5. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also use egg cartons.

    1. Cut the top off.
    2. Cut a hole in the bottom of each egg cup.
    3. Trim down the sides.

    You want as much air flow as possible.

    On turning, I guess what you want to do will work. That said, I still turn each egg: end over end.
     

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