I just started my very first silkie eggs in an foam incubator ....

LittleLola

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Hi all I am a newbie to incubating and hatching of silkie eggs or any egg for that matter
I was hoping that there are some of you out there that could offer any advice to me for having a good outcome?
Yes, I have been reading through alot of literature but just thought that this would be a better way....? So this is my Day 1, please send out positive vibes for me to have a good hatching
.... I have 9 eggs in the foam incubator.

So anywho... any and all advice is very welcomed!!!

Thanks from a complete newbie!
 

twigg

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Steve hands over a bucketful of positive vibes


If you have specific questions, plenty of people will address them very well indeed
 

4-H chicken mom

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Welcome LittleLola, Good luck on your hatching. My advice is to keep your temps. between 99 and 100 degrees, humidity at 50-55%, last three days up it to 75%, don't candle to much and sit back and wait. Good vides coming your way.
 

LittleLola

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Thanks twigg and 4-H chicken mom!! Okay I have one question for you all now.... how often should I turn them a day? And is that humidity inside the incubator or outside? (I know that could be a very dumb question..) Also... since you said not to candle to much... should I candle at 7 days still?
 

twigg

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Quote:Inside ...

Yes, candel at 7 days ... and 10

3 turns a day min ... esp. important in first 14 days, get an auto-turner if you can.
 

LittleLola

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ok Twigg... the humidity inside is at 48 any tips on how to raise it to 50-55%?

the incubator that I have was given to me by a friend... it's not one with a fan...if that really matters?


Thanks again
 

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