Hello from Florida

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by honeybunny80, Oct 19, 2016.

  1. honeybunny80

    honeybunny80 New Egg

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    So, I'm a suburban girl born and raised but my son asked to do a science project on the benefits of raising chickens un suburban neighborhoods. Their Dad and I thought about it and decided this may do far more than even he predicted. So, I've been lurking on this site for about two weeks, filled up my kindle with books, bought the dummies books and borrowed two incubators to use. W placed the eggs on 10/13 and I snuck in to candle a few tonight and only a few mshow signs of veins and the shells are all speckled. We have had trouble with the bator we chose maintaining a temp over 99 degrees. I have plugged in the 2nd bator just now to see if we can regulate that again. We/i chose to use the dry method because of the humidity in our atmosphere but i am super worried that the lower temp has hurt my eggs. Please help. If we can raise the twmp in the bator to between 100 and 102 starting tomorrow do you tjink they still have a chance?
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! You don't say if your incubator has a fan or not? For a fan incubator the temp should ideally be 99.5F so you are not too far off. But if it does not have a fan you do need to be shooting for 101-102F measured at the top of the eggs. Did you double check your thermometer is giving you a correct reading?

    Good luck with your eggs :fl
     
  3. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice from Y/Coop already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
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  5. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] glad you have joined us.

    Good luck with the hatch and project.
     
  6. honeybunny80

    honeybunny80 New Egg

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    Thank you all for the welcome. We are using a still air...no fan but it's for reptiles so its a little deeper than the little giant, which I see is part of the problem. I was also measuring the temp at the base of the eggs and not the top. I think I may be better off than I thought. Thank so much for the info
     
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and :welcome! Happy you joined our community! Hope your hatching works out. Best wishes! :jumpy
     
  8. Athaid

    Athaid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC :D
     
  9. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello there, and welcome to Backyard chickens! Glad my you could join us, and good luck with the hatch!
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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