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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Cinnylove, Feb 24, 2013.
I was away this morning n my thermometer reached 106?! its day 2, are they dead?
You can always check after a week. I dont think they would be.
OK.. This is my very first try at incubation n i have my hopes SO HIGH.. I'm eagerly awaiting day 7 so I can candle. I should see slight movement on day 7,right?
I tested for 3 days before putting my eggs in but now I'm skeptical.. I'm thinking still air is most difficult.. I have breath holes n everything!
I am new at this also. I had to re~home my giant jersey Roo last month, and in my hour of mourning decided to incubate the last fertile eggs from him with my RIR hen and my Barred rock hen.
I set 10 eggs, candled on day 8 to find 3 duds (and yes, saw a little movement from two eggs).. I used a cheap store bought bator that had no set thermostat nor an egg turner. Man oh man was that thing hard to regulate! My temps were all over the board, the extremes ranging from one time 94•, to a couple of highs of 104.4 and 105 but for hours not days. My enthusiasm faded but I stuck to it, turning by hand, humidity, etc. and you know what I did in the end? [/IMG][/IMG]
SIX out of SEVEN HATCHES!!! hoo ya