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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by nstamper2000, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. nstamper2000

    nstamper2000 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2009
    This is my first time hatching eggs. I got 12 frizzle eggs Saturday the 21st of March. I started out with one of those mini bators ( the yellow plastic kind that will only hold 5 eggs) and the temp kept fluctuating up and down between 95 and 105. UGGGG. I kept 5 of the frizzles in that incubator over the weekend. Monday I got a still air incubator from Tractor Supply. I let it run and let the temp maintain at 99.5 and put the 5 eggs and the rest of the eggs in the new incubator. Have I killed the babies already or do any of them have a chance? Someone please help me![​IMG]
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Give them a couple of days and candle them. Then you'll know.

    Best candle light I've ever seen is the LED Lenser (got it at Home Depot)... it will candle Maran's eggs.
  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    When using a still air bator your temp needs to be 101-102.

    99.5 is fine for forced air, but not still air.
  4. nstamper2000

    nstamper2000 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2009
    Ok so I need to adjust my temp just a little. This is harder than I thought it was going to be, but I am really excited!

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