Incubating Eggs... Tips?? INCUBATOR PICS!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by nick101, Oct 12, 2007.

  1. nick101

    nick101 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm incubating 4 Buff Orpington eggs on my homemade incubator, does any one have tips on incubating them? also, should I leave the eggs flat on the incubator, or put them on an egg carton?
     
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  2. nick101

    nick101 Out Of The Brooder

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    no one?[​IMG] Also, I will try to post pics of my bator.
     
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  3. nccatnip

    nccatnip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry Nick, I am so new, I cannot answer, maybe someone else can. Posting a pic of your bator will help.
     
  4. nick101

    nick101 Out Of The Brooder

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    Dimmer Switch to regulate temperature and Other Switch for fan
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  5. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
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    You can leave them on their side if you want. Just keep a check on the temps with the light so close to the eggs. I've hatch several batches with my homemade incubator they do great. Good Luck with your eggs I have 7 ameraucana eggs from Cynthia I set on friday.
     
  6. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Temperature should be 100'F for forced-air incubators and 102'F for still-air incubators. Check the temperature by placing the hatching thermometer at the same height as the top of the eggs would be. The heat source should be adjusted if needed.

    Humidity should be 58-60% from day one to day 18 and should be increased to 65% from day 18 to day 21. This is important to prevent moisture loss in eggs.
    Air vents should be opened slowly as chicks begin hatching for proper ventilation.
    Eggs should ideally be turned four to six times daily, but two or three times daily will suffice. Turning an odd number of times per day is best. Turn the eggs until day 18, and then do not turn any more -- turning after day 18 could injure the chick.
    Forced-air incubators have automatic turners.
    Eggs in still-air incubators must be turned by hand. Use the X and O marking technique to help keep the turning correct.
    Always make sure hands are clean before handling eggs or chicks.
     
  7. Jayare's Chicks

    Jayare's Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a real nice bator.
    I'm new to this myself and I have 8 SLW eggs in my Hovabator and I'm on day 14. I have tried to candle them a few times but the flashlight I'm using isn't letting me look in those brown eggs very good.
    This is my second attempt, my first batch didn't make it because my temps ran away and cooked/killed my eggs. i had the waffer in the wrong spot and couldn't get the temp to go down.
    I have it working right now and my temps have been pretty much where they were supposed to be so far.
    Got my fingers crossed for a hatch.

    Jayare
     
  8. nick101

    nick101 Out Of The Brooder

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    thx everyone, I candled the eggs yesterday, and only one out of 4 looks bad, too mmany pores on it,,,, well the other three looked good, lots of blood vessels, and in one egg, I actually saw an embryo move inside it! two more weeks to go!!
     
  9. shmooborp

    shmooborp artistic fowlism

    ok so is that a pc fan that i see, because it looks excactly like mine that i pulled out of an old computer to use for the same reason. vut my question is .HOW DID YOU GET IT TO WORK. IT HAS NO PLUG IN, DID YOU USE BATTERIES?
     
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You can wire the fan to a transformer/adaptor 12v and plug it in, shmooborp.
     

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