Got it going!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by horsechick, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. horsechick

    horsechick Songster

    Nov 14, 2007
    Eaton, Ohio
    Ok, after the "fanascio" I have got the bator warming up!!!!!
    Get ready for a lot of posts, talking in all caps and so on...[​IMG]

    I went and got new screws/washers/wingnuts to hold up heater securely. (2 just feel out so I wanted to make sure it was safe)
    Filled little resavoirs w/water, got a therm/humidity meter thing and put it in.
    Looks like we are at 100 degrees (should I turn down a tad?) and 56% humidity!
    I will wait until tomorrow to put the eggs in so they can settle.
    mark them w/hatch date, so when I get more eggs we can add them as well and know the differences.

    I can see right now this will be very addicting...very quickly.....
    I need another bator already [​IMG]

    I AM SOOO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    Congrats!!! I would watch it for 24 hours to make sure it's right on temps. I let mine run for a day before I put any eggs in. So far it's held temps great.
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Little Giant Still Air?....temps 101 to 102...

    Get your humidity down around 40 to 50%...take out some water if need be....

    Close the bator and let it settle out for a day or two to make sure things are running right...

    And when you add your eggs the temps and humidity will drop but should come back up to normal......don't panic....

    Unless you have another bator I wouldn't try staggered hatches to start off my hatching skills with....I still don't do staggers, my thoughts and opinions....
  4. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
  5. horsechick

    horsechick Songster

    Nov 14, 2007
    Eaton, Ohio
    Yes, Little giant still air, the temps is staying good at 100, (should I turn it up just a smidge?)
    And the humidity is staying around 50%- right now, 49%.

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