I have incubator running...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Godiva, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. Godiva

    Godiva Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have my incubator up and running for a few hours now. How long until the temperature reaches a stable place? My eggs mailed out today and I am getting a little nervous and am wondering if I am crazy to be trying this! I got a little flukers thermometer and hygrometer - where do you put them? I just put them on the wire floor since the incubator is a forced air one. Is that OK? I have been wandering around our house for a few days trying to figure out a good place to put the darn thing! We dont have any closets to put it in so I have ended up putting it on the desk next to my computer.
    What relative humidity should the incubator be at to start off with? What is too high and too low?

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  2. chicktasticvt

    chicktasticvt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is a great sticky with all the info you can handle at the top of the incubating & hatching eggs page.
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Let it run and watch it over the days until your eggs come. Don't be in too much of a hurry to adjust the temps. Here is a link from the learning center with a lot of really good info.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/LC-DryIncubation.html

    God luck with your hatch!
     
  4. mothergoose

    mothergoose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Godiva,
    Now, do your breathing...he he hoo...he he hoo.. [​IMG]
    The labor is long but worth the wait! You will do just fine, I am sure. You just keep me posted and let me know how they do. I want to make sure you get plenty of fuzzies!

    Good luck,
    Christie [​IMG]
     
  5. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    oh i can feel with you. i started mine up yesterday.
    ran to Walmart got me a corded hygro/thermometer. stuck the probe in the bator i am still tweaking it.I got it pretty much around 100.5-100.8F with a 49%hum +/- 1%. room temp is 70.5F
     

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