I learned a lesson the hard way.

CrazyFowlFreak

Pine Hill Farm
11 Years
Apr 24, 2009
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I set about 24 eggs that I won in an auction here. After about 7-10 days, I candled and not one developed:(
I figured out my problem, though, which is a great thing. I had been using a candy thermometer and went and bought a digital thermometer and hygrometer. Come to find out, my candy thermometer has been reading wrong this whole time. When I put the digital in to check temp. it read 96.3 The glass thermometer read 100. Now I know why all of my hatches have been a bust. I think out of probably 150 eggs in the past year, I've actually hatched 20.
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I am so glad I finally listened to you folks and got the digital thermometer. Now I have 3 of my Splash Silkie's eggs in there and 3 of my RIR crossed with either a Black Australorp, SL Wyandotte, and Appenzeller. I am so excited to see what I get!
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Wish me luck! They should hatch out around the 20th or so.
 

sevenchickens

Songster
10 Years
Mar 29, 2009
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0
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Michigan
knowing the problem is half the battle" My mom used to say. Sorry to hear of your troubles, but hopefully you'll be happier with your outcome the end of the month. Good Luck!
 

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