Hatching again, need tips

BDutch

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I’m getting even more curious. Do keep us informed. :caf
If you have too many eggs/chicks for yourself. : Surprise chicks 🐣 Would be a great Xmas present for lot of kids and adults in you're area. Let people order in advance 4 Xmas chicks for $20 (only pick up) 🤣

(with complete set up and warmth plate it would cost a lot more of course)
 

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My bid is still up on ebay...I am not sure I am going win, but if I do, those eggs will go in a diff incubator.

I am thinking on hatching the eggs my neighbor gave me in a homemade incubator, that I have used many times and it holds the heat well. below are the pics and steps. This box is foam lined on all sides and is 18x18. It has a small glass lid for turning eggs...
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I have a turkey foil on the bottom with a clamp light, 15w bulb,(no clamp and no shade) wire floor 1/2 way up... (no water below)
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On top of the wireI placed cloth and cover the gaps, so chicks don't fall through, also a piece of cardboard on top of the wire, and a basket for the eggs on that...you could put cloth place mats on the wire, what ever works...no fear- I have hatched in this incubator many times, nothing touches lamp.
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I put a cloth on the basket for easy clean up, (or you can do that on day 18...)
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Last pic is my thermometers (not heated up yet..) but water with penny from before 1982.
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I am going to let eggs room temp 24 hrs then set. I am not setting with other eggs because I am hand turning and don't want the other eggs to get cold. I don't know how many will fit...I will take a pic once they are in.
 

gimmie birdies

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I set the eggs in the basket to warm up to room temp, that will go into the homemade incubator to see how many would fit. I wanted them on their sides but not crowded. I chose some darker eggs from yet a diff farm, and half were from the eggs I got yesterday. These will be all the ones incubating in this incubator.
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