incubator lights

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by thebanthams, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will light damage fertilized eggs ? I want to hatch them but not sure if lights need s to be on top of eggs or side of eggs for heat [​IMG]. Is there a website what good eggs looks like on 8th day ?
     
  2. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Are you using an incubator? Many people if it is a homemade incubator also put a fan in to circulate the heated air.

    Here is a thread with egg progression candling pictures
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=261876

    This is my homemade incubator/hatcher.
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    Click on image for a video of a day 10 egg.
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  3. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How do you like your thermometer/hygrometer? I was wanting to get one, the one I have at the moment is bad. I have a Springfield "walmart" thermometer.
     
  4. cmom

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    Quote:How do you like your thermometer/hygrometer? I was wanting to get one, the one I have at the moment is bad. I have a Springfield "walmart" thermometer.

    I love it and i did do the calibration test and it is right on the button. It's made by Fall Harvest. The temp on the Acurite thermometer is 99.5 in the incubator and 100.6 above the bulb.
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  5. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was talking about your incubator warehouse thermometer.
     
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    [​IMG] Sorry. It works good too. I also did a calibration test on it and it was right on too. I love both of them.
     
  7. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I am going to order one of those. I tried to calibrate my Springfield thermometer and my glass thermometer to calibrate it must have been cracked, because it was completely off by a lot.
     
  8. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its an homemade incubator, Just not sure where lights go ! The tenth day eggs is that good? its kind of what mine looks like. maybe a little darker. [​IMG]
     
  9. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    after looking at the video, do they all move around ? I dont think mine is moving like yours. I am guessing my eggs are not good and will have to try again soon,[​IMG]
     
  10. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feel like a nervous mother !! Now 17th day. I am not see much change. I may fail my first hatching. but I will leave it alone until the 21st to see what happens. [​IMG]
     

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