I just realized that in never hatched poultry eggs in a incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by conny63malies, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    i was sitting there and all sudden it came to me. i never incubated chicken eggs artificaly. In germany i used a broody hen and took the chicks she hatched in the house where they were warm. I hatched snake and anole sagrei eggs but never did chickens. ahh im a newbie. I am confused . I will be using the classic hovabator 1602N. I will have it in the house where it is about 71F +/- 1F. Where i can see the incubator , but safe from sun light and the curios mind of my two year old daughter Sammy-Lou(Samantha).
    I saw different incubating temps. one says 99.5 the next 101F but never above 103. Also at what humidity should i keep them. I know to turn them twice(unlike reptile eggs-this would kill them)a day.
    Dont turn them the lst three days and raise the hum by some 10%

    Here is one more thing will there be a big issue if i put 6 eggs 3-4 days later? I could take them out befoe i raise the humidity and put them in the chick bator i have laying around. ahhh ladies and gents please help me.
     
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    That was my first bator as well. I kept the temp at 101F and the humidity ad 50%. day 18 stop turning and fill the dsecond tray and the humidity should be about 60%
     

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