hydrometer question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BornInSpain, May 6, 2011.

  1. BornInSpain

    BornInSpain Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 29, 2011
    Fort Kent
    Hi, I was wondering if anybody hatches without a hydrometer. I just followed the instructions on the incubator as to how much water to put in at what time. This was my first hatch and all died [​IMG]. I have 9 copper marans going on lock down tonight, and I have ameraucanas and silkies on the genesis incubator. I hope a few will hatch [​IMG]. This is my first time and it's starting to be a not so good experience. all the dead chicks where fully developed [​IMG].
    Last edited: May 6, 2011
  2. sierrarod

    sierrarod Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 19, 2011
    I am a newbie too, but thought I would mention that I got one for $3 at Walmart today for the 27 eggs I set yesterday. It's worth the investment for the peace of mind it provides. You don't need an expensive one, at least from what I have been told. A yard one is fine.

    HTH! Good luck!

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