Hatching Eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rigo941, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. rigo941

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    hi my Name is Rigo and i need help i have a Cheap Chinese egg incubator i'm in my 13th day with my eggs. and this is my first incubating and i don't know what to do when Day 21st get here.if i should help the chick's to get out of the eggs can some one help me with all this questions pleace help
     
  2. HugHess

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    Hi Rigo,

    I am new to this site and am on my first 'set' of eggs as well.
    So like I tell everybody, take what I say with a rather large grain of salt.
    First off, please read through the Learning Center's 101 threads for new to chickens, incubating/hatching and in the search bar use the advanced search for assisted hatching, that's a whole 'nother 'tricky' situation that hopefully you won't need, but if you do it'll be there for you.

    Secondly, do more research...

    The paramount things your eggs need are ...throughout the entire incubating process...

    Consistent correct temperature...
    Good humidity parameters....
    Proper and consistent egg turning...
    Lock down on DAY 18 (assuming these are, in fact, chicken eggs)...*and depending on what kind of breed you are incubating, they may, or may not, have differential needs... i.e.: Bantams, rare breeds, etc.

    Thirdly, DO MORE RESEARCH...

    Not screaming, just stressing it's importance.
    I CANNOT stress this point enough...like those 'goofy' commercials..."The more ya know"

    Many BYCer's here will probably be more than glad to try and help you along.

    Here are some standard articles to get you started.
    If you are a visual learner, like I am, YouTube has a great assortment of how to and D.I.Y. vids for you to pick up even more pointers for a healthy happy clutch...

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101
    http://www.brinsea.com/Articles/Advice/PowerOff.aspx
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/pictures-and-videos-of-candling-chicken-eggs
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/egg-failure-to-hatch-diagnosing-incubation-problems

    Best wishes for a less stressful incubation journey, and believe me, it can be quite a journey that I am sure you will 'learn' to enjoy.

    Sincerely,

    Meg

    P.S. These lessons, like most things in life, are only guidelines. With all the variables listed your hatch date is not set in stone...you catch that when you get through the articles...
     
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  3. HugHess

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    Hey Rigo,

    Sorry, my Type-A, ADD 'bahind' will keep thinking of everything I forgot to mention and it's usually as soon as I hit the 'send' button.
    My first major mistake was not making sure both my thermometer and my hygrometer were correct! I learned that the hard way.
    Peruse as many threads as you can starting with the incubating and hatch-a-long threads, if you don't want to 'feel' alone.
    Between the Learning Center and the Forum Threads/Posts your head may be in 'danger' of imploding but it least it will be with experienced, useful info...
    Ok, let me stop before I think of 20 MORE things! [​IMG]
     

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