Hatching eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lou, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. lou

    lou Out Of The Brooder

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    I all I am kinda new at this. I am getting some serama eggs in the next day or two.
    What should I set the temp at in the bator? Also what about the humidity? I just want to make sure I do this right? I already love these little guys and there not even here yet. Oh and any other advice would be most welcome. Thanks Louanne [​IMG]
     
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    99-100 degrees farenhiet, 86 degrees farenhiet humidity. I haven't incubated for a while but I think that's right.
    I hope you'll have a good hatch!
     
  3. lou

    lou Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Kooshie. I hope I have a good hatch too. I'll keep you posted. Louanne
     
  4. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    NO, that humidity is way tooooo high. What kind of incubator is it ... still air or circulating (fan)? This is important, to know what temp to use. Humidity depends alot on your location (altitude). My location, I use 35% for the first 18 days, then up to 65% for the remaining hatching days.
     
  5. lou

    lou Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a hova bator air flow model and I live in Saskatchewan, Canada. Thank you very much Kathy. Louanne
     
  6. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    On humidity she was referring to a wet bulb reading, not a humidity percentage.
     
  7. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Quote:I meant farenhiet, not percent. I don't understand percent stuff.
     
  8. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Quote:I meant farenhiet, not percent. I don't understand percent stuff.

    Ooops, oh my gosh, I am so sorry. I need to read better, don't I? [​IMG]
     
  9. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

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    Be sure to let your eggies rest bottoms up for at least 8 hours before placing them in the incubator. This lets them acclumate to room temp slowly before incubation and allows the air cells to settle. Some let them rest overnight as hatchability does not begin to decrease in eggs for two weeks ...so there is no rush.

    Good Luck with your hatch!! [​IMG]
     
  10. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Quote:I meant farenhiet, not percent. I don't understand percent stuff.

    Ooops, oh my gosh, I am so sorry. I need to read better, don't I? [​IMG]

    It's okay, I just was talking in a different language!

    Edited for spelling
     
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