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Incubation Quick Start Guide

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by casportpony, Feb 18, 2015.

  1. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Seems many people don't know the following:

    • Day zero is the day you set your eggs and day one is 24 hours later
    • Run incubator empty for a day or more to be sure you have the settings dialed in
    • Still air incubators should be set at ~102° F
    • Forced air incubators should be set at ~99.5° F
    • Your incubator should be placed in a room without drafts and without huge temperature swings
    • Eggs should be placed fat end up or on their sides

    Everyone, please feel free to add to this list or make comments on it.

    -Kathy

    Edited to Add:
    • Thoroughly clean incubators, hatchers and brooders between uses!
     
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  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Thoroughly clean incubators, hatchers and brooders between uses!

    -Kathy
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Incubate normal looking eggs.

    -Kathy
     
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  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Wash hands before handling eggs.

    -Kathy
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Invest in a proper candler or bright flashlight.

    -Kathy
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Use distilled water.

    -Kathy
     
  7. scflock

    scflock Overrun With Chickens

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    Use multiple thermometers to double check temps
     
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