Help new to incubation

Noellereagan

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this is my first shot at incubation. I made the mistake of having my cermani eggs small side up in my automatic egg turner in my still air incubator. They were put in dec 1 and I candled yesterday and seem to be viable. Lots of veins. Should I just turn the big side up right now or...?
 

Noellereagan

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Turn the big side up because that's where the chick's heads are. Are you turning the eggs? What incubator do you have and what are the stats?
Hi. I’m not at home right now but it’s the farm and fleet brand- I think farm innovations. I had it at 99.5 but read it should be higher so I turned it up to 100.5 degrees. I have the humidity at 30-40% any input and advice for a successful hatch is welcome and greatly appreciated! I candled them on day 7 or 8 and seen a lot of veins. I also have some turkey eggs in the incubator and I have had them in since 11/28 I candled them and they are not viable. So I have something to compare it to. I’m certain the Cemani eggs are viable. I’m really hoping for a successful hatch! They were an Xmas gift to my boyfriend and he is so excited. I had ordered only one in hopes that my luck would be golden amdand explained to the seller I couldn’t afford more and he put three in the well packed box that arrived days ahead of schedule. So if anyone is looking for Cemani eggs I have a good source for you!
 

Rose Quartz

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for a still air the temp should be 102F (but that is with a thermometer you know is accurate, and at the top of the eggs.) I would flip them to be pointed end down, even being this far in, you may still have malpositions at hatch. but the sooner they are turned right side up the less likely that'll be.
 

Noellereagan

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Jun 20, 2018
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for a still air the temp should be 102F (but that is with a thermometer you know is accurate, and at the top of the eggs.) I would flip them to be pointed end down, even being this far in, you may still have malpositions at hatch. but the sooner they are turned right side up the less likely that'll be.
Yes. I flipped them yesterday. And I found a very helpful thread about malpostioned hatches and how to assist if absolutely need be (which I know is risky and highly controversial) So I should turn it up to 102? And will the lower temp delay the hatch? I hope not. They’re due on my birthday! 12/22
 

Rose Quartz

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Yes. I flipped them yesterday. And I found a very helpful thread about malpostioned hatches and how to assist if absolutely need be (which I know is risky and highly controversial) So I should turn it up to 102? And will the lower temp delay the hatch? I hope not. They’re due on my birthday! 12/22
it likely will delay it by a day or 2. 102 is the correct temp for a still air incu. don't up it higher than 102 to try to get them to hatch sooner though, 104 can kill them.

I've assisted lots of times, it's really up to each person what they decide to do. If you get to hatch time and you're unsure about whether they are pipped in the wrong spot or if you should assist you can post a new thread or add on to this one. :D
 

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