Incubating for beginners!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Egglayer123, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. Egglayer123

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    Hi i would like people to tell me exactly how they incubate their eggs, from their hen 2 roo ratio to lock down! I am going to start my very 1st hatch in a few weeks time and i want to do it ryt! Thanks peeps :)
     
  2. Nancygardens

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    Well some one had eggs at church I got a doz. they had not been in the fridge. I had a heat lamp or two at home put them in a basket and waiting now. The folks had a couple roos where I got these eggs white leghorns. this is my first try and it is a dry hatch. I learned after that a temp. / humidity guage is a good thing to have. Learning as I go. There are threads of folks starting if you look in earlier months they have it all the way through hatch w/ pics.
     
  3. cochins1088

    cochins1088 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try going to the learning center tab, there is an incubating section with lots of detailed information. My hen to rooster ratio is 1 rooster to 5 hens, and I have never come across an infertile egg. If you read some articles and threads and come back with questions, I'd be happy to answer them. I have hatched numerous times and come across lots of problems that I now know the answers too, but the whole inubation process is farily complex and it would take me a good hour to type it out, not only that but I'm sure I would forgot tons of details. So do some research, and come back with some more specific questions, I'll be glad to answer more broad questions as well as long as it doesn't come down to the entire incuabtion process.
     
  4. Egglayer123

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    thanks a million i will to explore the learning centre :)
     
  5. Egglayer123

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    I see in different places which way to have the egg pionting! sum say pionty end down, pionty end up?? which do you do??
     
  6. cochins1088

    cochins1088 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Certainly not pointy end up. If you are using automatic egg turners, then they go in pointy end down. The idea is to avoid stress on the air sac of the egg and air sacs form at the large end of the egg. But if you don't have an egg turner, simply lay the eggs down on their sides in a natural postition. I store my eggs pointy end down, and then incubate them on their sides.
     
  7. cochins1088

    cochins1088 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just curious, where did you read that they should be placed pointy end up?
     
  8. Hedgfun

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    pointy end up???

    never heard of that one, surely that would mean more stress for the chicks as there at the wrong end for hatching
     
  9. Egglayer123

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    i cant rember where i seen it! on sum website, but thatnks anyway i have an automatic one for handiness :)
     
  10. Hedgfun

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    ahh ok good luck. all manumatic here im afraid lol
     

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