Help! Ideas, notes or anything on hatching eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jessbug, Dec 12, 2016.

  1. jessbug

    jessbug Hatching

    Dec 12, 2016
    Hi! I want to hatch some eggs... I do not have an incubator but I thought it would be fun to make one :) Any ideas? How can I make one? What does the temp have to be? How many times do I turn them? I dont want to have deformed chicks! That would break my heart :( Thanks!

  2. ChickenGrass

    ChickenGrass Songster

    Aug 16, 2015
    Republic of Ireland
    Hi and :welcome
    I have no idea on how to make an incubator but I am sure that there is many people on here who have made one, if not there is lots on information on the Internet.
    The temprature has to be 99-99.5 F (37.2-37.5 C) for a fan incubator
    And 101-102 F (38.3-38.8 C) for a still air incubator.
    It is advised you turn eggs 3 times a day from day 1 to day 18.
    No turning eggs from day 19- hatch which is 21 days.
    Day 1 starts after 24 hours.
    You can also get automatic turning which you turn on day 1 and turn off at the end of day 18
    Humidity should be 60-65% from when the eggs go in and to day 18
    Day 19- hatching is 70-75% humidity.
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2016
  3. jessbug

    jessbug Hatching

    Dec 12, 2016

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