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

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LittleLola, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. LittleLola

    LittleLola Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all I am a newbie to incubating and hatching of silkie eggs or any egg for that matter [​IMG] I was hoping that there are some of you out there that could offer any advice to me for having a good outcome?[​IMG] 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 [​IMG] .... I have 9 eggs in the foam incubator.

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

    Thanks from a complete newbie! [​IMG]
     
  2. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

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    Steve hands over a bucketful of positive vibes [​IMG]

    If you have specific questions, plenty of people will address them very well indeed [​IMG]
     
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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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. [​IMG]
     
  4. LittleLola

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    [​IMG] 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? [​IMG]
     
  5. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    I turn mine three times a day. Usually when i get up , then again around 3pm and a last time around 10pm before we go to bed.
     
  6. LittleLola

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    okay, great thanks! conny
     
  7. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

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    Thats how many times i turned them. lots of luck and keep us posted [​IMG]
     
  8. LittleLola

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    cool!! thanks [​IMG]
     
  9. twigg

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    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.
     
  10. 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?[​IMG]

    Thanks again
     

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