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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Moonwalker, May 4, 2008.

  1. Moonwalker

    Moonwalker Songster

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    Jan 9, 2008
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    SO far 22 out of 58 eggs have hatched and when I left, several more were pipping. Looks like this will be the most successful hatching of the 4 batches in the big bator.
    (ahem) I managed to keep the Bossman's fingers out of it this time. The only thing he did was pop another tray full of eggs in a few days after I set the first 60, then added some apparently infertile goose eggs. But he didn't mess with the thermostat and ignored my unorthodox humidity control.
    I was having trouble getting the humidity up above 50% for the last couple days before hatching. SOOOO... I looked around for some kind of sponge. No such luck(of course) Hmmmmm, what about...a little stuffed animal that we had left over from Easter give aways? I sat the little teddy bear in the middle of a dish in the hatching tray and added water. Yup! Humidity up!
    I have since cannibalized a couple of old handled wash sponges (for horses) that we never use. Ripped the sponges off and they make a perfect little nest for the bear so that I can put a good amount of water in the dish without having a puddle the chicks can drown in.
     

  2. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Songster

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    congrats on your hatch may they all hatch
     
  3. Moonwalker

    Moonwalker Songster

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    Thanks!
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