Got my bator, some questions.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dave_Cash69, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    Quote:It's a little high - I've even run it at 50% and it's been ok, but try to shoot for 35% to 45%.

    Also, with the sponge sitting on the screen, it'll be partially dry by morning, so the humidity will be lower. You'll probably have to wet the sponge once a day. I have a fan running in mine, so I have to wet it more often - the fan dries it out quicker.
     
  2. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    Oh, and when you turn the eggs - try to maybe just lift the cover a bit, rather than take it off totally - that'll help hold in more heat and humidity while you're turning eggs.

    10 eggs won't take long to turn, if you're rolling them.
     
  3. dave_Cash69

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    alright, sounds good to me.
    alright, another question;
    when should i start candeling?
     
  4. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    Quote:You probably won't be able to see anything until day 7 at least - I usually go til day 10 before candling the first time.

    Oh, and even if one or two aren't developing, I leave them in until I stop turning, because the more eggs you have the more it'll hold the temp steady.

    That is, as long as they aren't spoiled [​IMG] I had a spoiled duck egg I took out the other day - it was just starting to stink, so I caught it in time.
     
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  5. dave_Cash69

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    haha. i hope i have atleast one hatch out.
    im so excited.

    do you think atleast one of my eggs will hatch?
     
  6. dave_Cash69

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    Oh! and towards the end;' do i need to make any adjustments to the humidity or temprature?

    stop turning on day 18, right?
     
  7. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    Quote:No idea, but hope that at least TWO hatch out - one lone chick is no party - it'll cry and cry all day and night looking for a buddy.

    a stuffed animal helps, if one hatches but it isn't a good replacement for another chick.
     
  8. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    Quote:stop turning at the end of day 18 and up the humidity to 65% - 70%

    if you set the eggs tomorrow morning (before noon) that would be day 1 - if you set them tomorrow afternoon (after noon) the next day would be day 1.
     
  9. dave_Cash69

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    Mojo Chick'n :

    Quote:No idea, but hope that at least TWO hatch out - one lone chick is no party - it'll cry and cry all day and night looking for a buddy.

    a stuffed animal helps, if one hatches but it isn't a good replacement for another chick.

    haha!

    any tips or tricks?

    what do i do wiht the chicks after they hatch?​
     
  10. dave_Cash69

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    whoa! temp spike to 106.
    im trying to tweak it.
     

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