INCUBATING w/FRIENDS! come HATCH, LEARN, & Chat! w/hosts, Sally Sunshine & BantyChooks

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sally Sunshine, Nov 1, 2015.

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  1. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful

    Apr 11, 2010
    So, you have no idea how far apart they are? This is me personally. If no other bator, I would keep the humidity around 55%. Turn the ones that you can tell still have time. When you candle and see that one is pipped internally, just hurry and turn the others, leaving that one alone. Bet it still hatches fine.

    Any other ideas?


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  2. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

    Mar 3, 2011
    The Land of Enchantment
    [​IMG] Just marking my place, even though I won't be hatching until next year.
  3. Saris

    Saris Songster

    Apr 16, 2015
    me either but it's still nice to watch the hatches and get tips and advice.
  4. hereorthere

    hereorthere Songster

    Sep 18, 2011
    Pacific NW
    Subscribed! Won't try my hand at hatching until next year, but I'll take notes! My hatch rates this year was pitiful, but in my defense they were shipped eggs. I was so disheartened that I didn't even bother with trying to incubate any of my barnyard eggs, but stuck them all under my broody mama hen.

    Sally, glad to hear that you're feeling better and I hope all is well! [​IMG]
  5. lisahefner

    lisahefner In the Brooder

    Nov 1, 2015
    Hi Cynthia! Thank you for the warm welcome and the tips! I really hope this works because I miss my babies :)
  6. GreenRunner

    GreenRunner Chirping

    Jun 28, 2015
    Subscribed! Great to see another hatching thread.

    I've got 12 silkie eggs set - day 8 now. Bought them from a local auction which gives no guarantee of fertility and I candled them yesterday - I think only 3 are viable. :| Still, I have six ayam cemani eggs waiting so I can get that hatch on the way soon.
  7. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Crossing the Road

    Aug 23, 2012
    [​IMG] You will be a great help and asset to the thread @FridayYet [​IMG] glad to see you

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] thank you!!!! Shipped eggs are tough as dried leather! so very glad your here!! you should hatch your own eggs, you will learn the basics with them faster. and then totally get what you need to do for shipped eggs when you get them nasties! you should be practicing on them now and selling those off and then hatching what you want in spring.... call me SallyAnnEnabler will ya! [​IMG] incubators are a big issue in hatching too, maybe you should see what improvements you can do with that overwinter too! again WELCOME so happy you came over!!!
    AWESOME!!! Hey GreenRunner!!!! only 3 viable! thats stinks! ayam ready and waiting! how exciting!!!! I bet you are itching!!! dont let them get too old! esp if you paid alot for them!
    So glad your with us! @GreenRunner

    we must have posted at the same time yesterday and I missed your post! I am sorry!!
    Welcome to BYC and to the thread!!

    I am so sorry about your flock, so very sorry, what have you done to prevent this again? So sad :( [​IMG]
    I TOTALLY AGREE with Cynthia on the bator!!! Do what is best for the majority, keep looking for that internal pip, up the humidity let it hatch and then lower it and carry on with the others! I think it will do fine, sounds like they are survivors!
  8. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds!

    Feb 9, 2015
    West Virginia
    My Coop
    [​IMG] Good morning! I got lost on the HAL HAL so maybe I can keep up with this one. [​IMG]

    I don't plan to hatch until spring, but you never know! At least I get some "fix" from you guys....
  9. tao chick

    tao chick Songster

    May 20, 2015
    Herkimer County, NY
    x2 I used an aquarium in a pinch for my Halloween Hatch. It was okay at keeping temps but the inability to lock in humidity was why I chose to hatch in the LG incubator I borrowed. The aquarium makes a great brooder. My biggest lesson learned was to calibrate thermometer and hygrometer. My temps and humidity ended up too high last time. I'm trying to be strong and not hatch again until Spring. March specifically. We'll see if I can hold out. This group is filled with awesome people who happen to enable my hatching addiction. :hugs
  10. GreenRunner

    GreenRunner Chirping

    Jun 28, 2015
    @Sally Sunshine Thanks for the welcome. I know, it kinda sucks. I'm going to do another candling today and probably get the ayams on the go. I mucked up the last hatch and of four chicks I only got one ayam out (four dead in shell). Was heartbreaking. The little one is three weeks old now, growing fast and could do with some play mates.
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