Hatching winter chicks.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Athiena14, Dec 29, 2018.

  1. Athiena14

    Athiena14 Songster

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    Day 1 of incubation. Cant wait to see what comes out of these. Roo is an EE
    Hens are SLW, buff orpington, RIR and a barred rock.
    Yes hand turning XD the turner on this would only hold 9.

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  2. Sounds cool! I can't wait to see the babies. I hope they all hatch all right.
     
  3. Momof3teens

    Momof3teens In the Brooder

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    We just put our first 4 eggs in tonight. Can't wait to see what you get. Ours are our barred rock and a buff orpington lavender orpington cross each kid did 2 of their eggs for the first run.
     

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  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Good luck with your hatches and have fun... I haven't had much luck with good hatches during the winter months.
     
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  5. mandelyn

    mandelyn Crowing

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    Ambient room conditions matter a lot with winter hatching, the air gets really dry from the heat being on. You want to put it in the most stable and draft free area, potentially with a space heater and a humidifier running to keep the room at 72 degrees and 40-50% humidity.
     
  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I have a friend who puts her incubator in a closet. It works for her.
     
  7. rjssantos

    rjssantos In the Brooder

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    Good Luck try to insolate the bottom of the incubator
     
  8. Athiena14

    Athiena14 Songster

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    Thanks guys. Hoping some good hatching. Did call ducks in October but this will be interesting what will come out.
     
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  9. Athiena14

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    Isolate the bottom?
     
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  10. SongBaby33

    SongBaby33 ~~Songbaby dear~~

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    Good luck:thumbsup
     
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