i am a murderer!! maybe not!!!!!update

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by what was i thinking, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    cny ny
    something i am doing is WRONG. I have sixteen eggs in LG still air ( i know everyones favorite) just candled them and from what i can see i MIGHT have two. I can see blood rings in most of them. I tried a hatch before this (this is number 2) and got zero. so i spent hours on here trying to get it right. but it doesn't look this way. i bought a hydro/thermo at walmart. stands up with magnet clip on the back. also decided that in cartons was the way to go. just found out that i should have been turning them more. moved to heated basement away from all heaters and windows.

    please help me!

    what is the temp and humidity on a still air? is it taken at wire screen with gauge laying down? or standing up ?
    they are really close to the top being in cartons.

    turn them at least three times.?

    don't touch them.

    please straighten me out so i too can have those cute babies running around.
     
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2008
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    still air should be 101F. humidity 30-40% 1-17 and day 18 50-60% humidity. turn them at least 3 times a day from day 1 -17 day 18+ dont touch.
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2008
  3. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    cny ny
    is that at the wire screen under the eggs?
     
  4. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    level to the eggs. Also you may need a better hygrometer. Your using the springfield magnetic clip hygro right? They blow. I use the springfield one with a prob and put the prob level to the eggs.
     
  5. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    cny ny
    sorry to keep asking questions. is at the level of the top eggs or the bottom? i am using a carton.
     
  6. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    the fat end of the egg.
     
  7. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    cny ny
    i am sorry i must not be making my question clear.
    i just took the top of for one second to snap this pic. see how i have the thermometer? it reads just now 100.4 with 31%.
    that is not where i should be doing a reading?
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2008
  8. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Oh thats perfect lol. I forgot what a styro bator looked like. I would buy a second hygro (preferably with a probe) to make sure that ojne is working right and not 3F high or 3F low.
     
  9. nhnanna

    nhnanna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2008
    The chicken coop
    yes, temp should be even with the top of the eggs.
    Good luck [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    cny ny
    perfect it my look but perfect it is not. sadly enough.
     

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