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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Dabb95, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. Dabb95

    Dabb95 Hatching

    Mar 5, 2016
    Hohenwald, TN
    I always find helpful stuff on here. I need help! My husband and I are doing our first round of incubation and I am having some issues with the incubator (little giant still air 9300)Tonight will be day 23 and we still have no babies to hatch. I don't think the humidity has been showing right ( only reads like 50%) so we went and bought an indoor outdoor thermometer with the humidity gauge on it. The temp has been off (only shows 94 degrees) and the humidity shows 70 to 75% on the new one. Should we give up on this round of baby chicks? What is a good incubator to get?
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! I would candle your eggs amd check for movement or any peeping.
    If you know your new thermometer/hygrometer to be correct your hatch may be a bust if the temp amd humidity have been off. This happened with my first hatch as I didn't double check and just went on what the bator was telling me. Have you checked out this article ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101
    It's a bible when it comes to incubating and hatching and I'm sue you will find it most helpful.
    Please do pop by the incubation section too, I'm sure there will be members there who have your brand of incubator ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/5/incubating-amp-hatching-eggs

    Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC :frow
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  4. Dabb95

    Dabb95 Hatching

    Mar 5, 2016
    Hohenwald, TN
    I am super excited to say we at least have 2 eggs peeping this evening. I will most definitely check out these links. Thank u so much.
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Good, I figured the lower temps = added days till hatch. Sending good hatching vibes your way. Please do update for us - we love baby chicks.
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator

    If you check out the Learning Centre, you'll find a whole host of resources on all things chicken.


    Your state thread is worth joining as you will get to know other BYC members in your area (https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread). In fact, the search box should become your best friend [​IMG] Lastly but by no means least, the members here are amazing - very friendly and helpful, so if you need an answer to a question or simply want some reassurance that what you are doing is ok, then post away - we all help each other out here at BYC.

    All the best
  7. Dabb95

    Dabb95 Hatching

    Mar 5, 2016
    Hohenwald, TN

    I am happy to say we have 2 baby chicks to hatch. Tonight will be day 24 and we have no signs of any other peeping. Sure wished our temp was correct when we first started but this was our first time. Maybe next time will be better. Thanks for all the advice.

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