Hands on hatching and help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AmyLynn2374, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. caesargirl

    caesargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I do it to my broodies too! My neighbors have gotten used to seeing me with my head, an egg and a flashlight, under my sweatshirt!!
     
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  2. silkepopa101

    silkepopa101 New Egg

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    Ahh!! I hear my chicks chirping away inside of their eggs!! I went dry for about 12 hours and that seems to have helped with the Bantam eggs. My Silke chicks haven't seemed to have lost any fluid I hope they still hatch! I put water back in incubator so the Bantams don't get shrink wrapped. Ahh what a stressful month!! But my god those little chirps made it all worth it! I hope next time I post it's about a pip!!
     
  3. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    [​IMG] Good luck!!!
     
  4. caesargirl

    caesargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The auto turner that I was borrowing with the bator I was borrowing, died.... Bator still doing fine. With 44 eggs, I was spoiled! Now hand turning stinks...ugh! But, even with the temp "adjustment" the hubby made, I'm seeing signs of life. I'll do a true candle in a few more days. I only checked a few eggs today and they had early makings of a heart!!!
     
  5. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    I prefer to hand turn. I used the turner the first 2 hatches and started the third with it, but pulled it and now I prefer hand turning.
     
  6. caesargirl

    caesargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had never had one before, but always set small bunches. It was nice for this set, but I'll make do!!! Let the suffering begin!
     
  7. newwestchick

    newwestchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Just think of it as more excuses to shine a light in them since the bator is open anyways :D
     
  8. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    That's my philosophy. [​IMG] lmao
     
  9. 4theloveofchick

    4theloveofchick Out Of The Brooder

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    That is the cheapest I can find in our area. It's crazy how the price for chicks has gone up or even a new laying bird can cost you $25 here.

    Oh thank you for that great advice! As far has the elevation, we aren't that high. To be honest I'm not sure on the humidity in the house, as I've never needed to know that. I did buy a electronic device to put into the incubator though.

    Thank you, my parents made me do that when I was younger, when I had to have an iguana. It has stuck with me ever since. It's good to know what you are getting yourself into. Well at least for the most part. lol

    Thank you for being so willing to help, and willing for me to come back with more questions!
     
  10. 4theloveofchick

    4theloveofchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh I am so glad to hear that people still use these models. I couldn't believe the prices on the new incubators. I wanted the one with the fan, but you can't be picky when you buy used. I can't thank you enough for your information and for the web site! I am so excited, and yet so nervous with all this. Thank you once again for your help!
     

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