Got my eggs!! Thanks Lisa! and ????'s

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jenichick, Nov 5, 2007.

  1. jenichick

    jenichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got my eggs, 5 frizzle, 5 Naked necks 5 silkie. I've had the bator at 99.3-99.7 for three days, humidity fluctuates a lot, holding betwen 45-60% It was 33% when I got home today so I added water. The eggs are warmed to room temperature. I'm all set.

    Do I put the big round end up?

    I've read humidity should be between 40-50% first 18 days is that true? Is a spike to 60-70% ok?

    Ready, SET, GO!!!
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It does sound like you are all set. Yes, big end up...little end down. Are you using a forced fan bator? If so, temp is good. Humidity will fluctuate a bit when you first add water, but should stabilize. If it tends to run a little high, let the water tray run out before adding water again. Around 50% for first 18 days and 65-70 for last 3 days is right. Good luck with your hatch. I hear Lisa has great eggs. I'm going to have to try some myself sometime.

    Jody
     
  3. jenichick

    jenichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep Jody, it's a Hovabator forced air with big pic window. I've got the weasel and an accurite thermometer/hygrometer. I added another cheap little therm/hygro combo but it's running lower on tem and higher on humidity, it doesn't have the probe. I think I'll lean on the accurite.

    I guess I'll go put them in the bator and mark the calendar!
     
  4. OH THAT'S FUNNY! Total blank! Oh gosh... big end up... little end up.... big end up...
    Yeah, it's big end up! Whew! If you'd been standing right here I'd've said "Er, ah, um, hang on and let me go check the bator".

    Temps sound good and 40-50% for the first 18 days is good.
    Humidity readings jump up here when I first add water and settle back pretty quick.

    edit: Had to walk off in mid-post.
    Jody is good. She held my hand thru my very 1st incubator hatch (a hen walked off her late season clutch of eggs and I had to finish them in a brand new bator in Oct '05). Remember the egg I opened at the air cell to see if it was still alive? And taped over the opening with clear tape?


    Glad they made it OK and I hope the hatch is a good one [​IMG]
    Lisa
     
  5. jenichick

    jenichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You guys are awesome! The eggs are in, big end up, calendar is marked. I'm so excited.

    I know it will be as successful as possible with the help I have here at BYC! Now gotta go put a new light over 1/2 of my brooder out in the shop.

    Thanks, I'll keep you updated!

    J
     
  6. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Good luck with the eggs. I was wondering if someone was going to hatch after me, since it seems like everyone is incubating before me! I have 2 weeks left on the first batch. Karen
     
  7. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good Luck with your eggs. I'm on day 6 with my welsummer's and silkie's.
     
  8. "I was wondering if someone was going to hatch after me, since it seems like everyone is incubating before me!"

    I set eggs weekly, so I have chicks hatching weekly...
    I probably have some hatching at the same time yours are hatching.

    What are yours, Karen??

    Lisa
     
  9. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yup, we're hatching too. I'm working on buff araucana and decided to let a broody do a test hatch for me. [​IMG] I just gave her the eggs on Sunday, so only 2 days in.

    Lisa, what have you got cookin'?

    Jody
     
  10. Hi!
    Don't forget updates and chick pics, Jen.
    I STILL haven't hatched any chicks from the lemon blue Cochin roo with the Frizzle girls.
    Good luck with the Welsummer eggs! I'd love to have some really dark egg layers here.
    I had some Marans pullets I hatched from another BYC members eggs and lost them all in the dog attack.
    Just more of the same, Jody --- hatching Japanese, Silkies, Modern Games, Naked Neck crosses and lots of Barred Rocks, ooooh and got some Sassy Silkie eggs on Day 7 (Silkies and LF Cochins).
    I want to see more of the porcelain (T- or P- can't spell 'em) bird in the new breeds you have. That bird was one that looked tempting and exciting to me! The porcelain is probably not standard to the breed, but the color appeals to me [​IMG]


    Lisa
     

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