incubating questoins

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by L*A*G*, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. L*A*G*

    L*A*G* Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    planet chicken
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  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    *L*A*G* :

    http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/51457/how_to_incubate_chicken_eggs.html?cat=7
    I was looking at this to find out how i should do the humidity stuff but i don't know if it is all correct? [​IMG] so i thought i would ask the xperts here on BYC. how much do u agree on this?
    I've got to have all the incubating info by JAN 28 (when i start to incubate some silkies).
    anything would b helpful, [​IMG]
    [​IMG] Larra [​IMG]

    It sound like what I use and mines not dry incubation.

    Day 1 thru the evening of day 18, I use 40% to 50% range, somewhere in there. Last 3 days I up the humidity levels to 60% to 70% range. Works for me. Get yourself a hygrometer for inside the incubator to watch your levels.

    Here is a posting from BYC Yuku on the subject of Dry Incubation.



    http://backyardchickens.yuku.com/topic/1877/t/Dry-Incubation-method-and-other-hatching-links.html
     
  3. L*A*G*

    L*A*G* Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    planet chicken
    thanks a lot!!! [​IMG] how do u like to check your humidity?
     
  4. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I also use Accurite and a Springfield Digital Thermometer/Hygrometer from Wal-mart in all my bators when I do a hatch. When your hatch is over, take and clean it by wiping it down and taking the battery out, dry it out good til the next hatching and replace with a new battery.
     
  6. L*A*G*

    L*A*G* Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    planet chicken
    OMG............. those things r soooooooooooo high!!! [​IMG]
    please tell me wal-mart does not sell them that high. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    (edit) or is there a diferent way?????
     
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  7. Tuffoldhen

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    Wal-marts Accurites and Springfield Thermometer/Hygrometers are under 12.00 or so, mine were.
     
  8. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
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    Quote:Do you put the Accurite Digital Thermometer in the bator or just the cord?
     
  9. Tuffoldhen

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    My Accurites are not the ones with the probe and cord. I don't use a water wiggler never have. They are just Accurite or Springfield Thermometer/Hygrometers and they go in the incubator.
     
  10. L*A*G*

    L*A*G* Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    planet chicken
    how big is that digital thing??? what is the best way to put it with/in my bator? how long does it take for it to "read" the humidity? and about the red plugs that the link was talking about, i have 2 big holes and 1 plug that i think I'm missing, when do i put them in and out?
     

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