incubating?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by stines4, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. stines4

    stines4 Out Of The Brooder

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    which end of the egg goes up and what temps do they need to be? i just want to know what all i need to do to get started! any help will be app.
     
  2. Impress

    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pointy end down, blunt end up, 99.5 for a fan assisted incubator and 100 for a still air. ^_^ Humidity I keep at 45-50% until I bring it up to 65% at lockdown.
     
  3. stines4

    stines4 Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks so much
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  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I agree except that I keep my humidity around 35% to 40%. I used to keep it around 50% but my hatches have been much better if I keep the humidity around 35% to 40% during incubation and raise it when I take the eggs out of the turner on day 18 and set the eggs for hatching to around 70%. I have around 80% to 100% hatch rate. This is just my opinion. It's what works for me.
     
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    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Humidity mileage varies where you live usually, if it is very humid I keep mine as low as cmom, but I usually have the incubator in a very dry room and the 45% works perfect for me.
     

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