Incubating Shipped Delaware Eggs This Weekend

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Gardengirl73, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. Gardengirl73

    Gardengirl73 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a dozen Delaware hatching eggs coming in the mail either tomorrow or the next day. I'm sending positive thoughts into the cosmos that my wee eggs are going to arrive unscathed. I have a still air little giant. Thanks to a breeder I spoke to the humidity and temp is running rock solid. Advice she gave was this: Take marbles or small stones(I used glass rocks from the craft store) anything that will hold heat and fill the large outside well in the incubator with them. Sterilize in boiling water and dry first. This prevents erratic temp changes. It is working like a charm. Been holding steady for 72 hours so far. I have hygrometer and two thermometers to confirm. Well I'm very excited to get my eggs. Will let them settle for a day and night before placing them in the bator. Anyone else incubating this weekend?
     
  2. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from washington state glad you joined ud!
     
  3. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    Welcome from the soggy side of Washington State.
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  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    You are most welcome to come join us here: Diary & Notes ~ Air Cell Detatched SHIPPED Eggs It started with a batch of shipped eggs, hence the title, and turned into a hatchaholics anonymous support thread LOL. Good luck with your hatch!
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, and [​IMG]! Great to have you here! Wow! What a serendipitous posting! I have the same incubator and have been looking at tips and tricks because I am so nervous to try it out! I would take sumi's advice and visit the thread she mentioned. I know I'm going to read up on it again and again when I order my eggs. Happy hatching and best of luck!
     
  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    As a matter of fact, I have 4 orders of shipped eggs coming this week and next. Why dont you start a thread in the Incubating and Hatching section, and get a group together? Let me know if you do.

    I would also highly recommend the link Sumi posted.
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Good luck with your incubation.
     
  8. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    [​IMG] Welcome to BYC!!! Glad you joined.
     
  9. nothingbutbirds

    nothingbutbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi and welcome. hope your hatch goes the way you want.
     
  10. chickenpooplady

    chickenpooplady Chillin' With My Peeps

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