Hatching Results

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by thomp119, May 11, 2010.

  1. thomp119

    thomp119 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My mom and I are both kindergarten teachers (at different schools) who hatch chicken eggs for our open house projects. We share (at different times) a r-com 3 egg classroom incubator with a candling scope. It turns the eggs, keeps the temp and adjusts the humidity to where it needs to be. Basically, all you need to do is push the "chicken mode" on and check the water level and refill weekly and 21 days later, baby chicks are born. It comes with a candling scope, in which you take off the clear dome top and quickly add the scope top to candle your eggs. It prevents temp drops and excess movement of eggs. Pretty cool!

    Here is a link to a picture of the incubator

    http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl...&ndsp=21&tbs=isch:1&ei=ChDqS9OCH4ncswODx4HKBw

    Anyway, its risky because it only incubates 3 eggs at a time... I have been lucky to hatch 3 out of 3 at times.. and none at all. Here are this year's results.

    A friend of mine shipped 6 eggs to me. 5 made the journey and 3 went to the rcom 3 egger and I made a rinky-dink Styrofoam cooler incubator to incubate the 2 remaining eggs.

    We places a white Bantam egg, an Aracauna and a Rhode Island Red egg. On mothers day (a day early) the Bantam egg hatched. In my rinky dink cooler.. which had temp swings, humidity issues, etc... BOTH eggs hatched!

    Now there are two friends for my mom's lonely Bantam! Yay!
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    HAHAHA!!!!! Bantys usually hatch a day early in most cases. Congrats on the good building!!!!
     
  3. thomp119

    thomp119 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most importantly.... (I forgot to mention this above) Thank you to all of the advice givers throught the process of this hatch [​IMG]
     
  4. thomp119

    thomp119 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Deb- I too am shocked that I was able to hatch any eggs with the 12 dollars I spent to make it (I had most of the supplies) it was almost too easy...with a lot of luck!

    However, this forum was great to browse for problem solving ideas....it was the only reason I succeeded!
     

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