Incubating 2.5 week egg correctly?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MiBirds, Apr 28, 2018.

  1. MiBirds

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    Hey peeps! so my mama silkie has been sitting on her egg for about 2.5 weeks now (that's my estimated time) but today we cleaned out the coop because it was dirty in preparation for the chick. I know you're not really supposed to move the hen when she's sitting on the egg but we thought it would be okay. And we have an incubator so I knew I could put it in there if she stopped sitting on it or something. Well, we put her back in the coop with her egg after we were done cleaning and after about an hour she still hadn't sat back on it. :( So I took it in to put in the incubator. I've used it once before but it was a long time ago and it didn't work cause the eggs weren't fertilized, so this is basically my first time doing it. I have a Brinsea Mini Advanced, which was actually pretty simple to set up. I'm wondering if anyone can tell me if all my settings sound correct for the age of the egg. Thank you!
    I also filled the middle water holder in the middle of the incubator as: One side of the circle filled half way up
    These were my settings:
    Temperature: 99.5F (37.5C)
    Days: 7 (I'm thinking it's less than 7 but putting more days won't hurt)
    T-Mode (Turning): On (Not automatic) (On I think is the whole time automatic stops turning 2 days before. Should I change it?)
    Turning interval: Every 60 minutes (Every hour)
    Turning angle: 5 (her egg is smaller that a "regular sized" one
    High temperature alarm: 1 degree above
    Low temperature alarm: 1.5 degree below
    Cooling: Off
    Thanks so much to anyone who responds!
     

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  2. benjamin123

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    the temperature and alarms sound good. The humidity would be the thing i would worry about since ideally you want to raise it by around 20% 3 or so days before hatching. i recently had a similar situation. i aimed for around 65% (down the middle of the high and low) because i had only my candeling ability to go on but it worked and i had my first chick this morning, happy and healthy. Good luck!
     
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  3. MiBirds

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    Thank you
    Congratulations!!
     
  4. MiBirds

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    I’m not 100% sure how to measure the humidity in my incubator. Brinsea mini advanced. This is what it looks like:
    I want to fill it to 60-65%
    Can anyone tell me exactly how to measure that and fill it up to that? (Or if it’s already around it)
     

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  5. MiBirds

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    Thank you so much to everyone who replied! We now have an adorable, healthy baby.
    I've attached photos. ❤
     

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  6. obicat

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    Gorgeous!
     
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