Incubator question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Tsagirl, Dec 26, 2007.

  1. Tsagirl

    Tsagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 9, 2007
    Eugene,OR
    Ok, now I really want a very very good hatching rate!
    When I recive the eggs do I slowly heat them up in the incubator or shoud I regulate the bator and then put them in??? Last time I just put them in and I had a 50% hatch(dont know if this had anything to do with it).
    So if anyone knows, please inform me! LOL
    Happy holidays everyone!!

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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You get the bator regulated first at the proper temp and humidity and stable before putting in your eggs. Also, let the eggs come up to room temp at least before putting them in. Even then, the overall bator temp will go down for awhile after you put the eggs in, until the internal temp of each egg has come up to the set bator temp, then it should regulate.
     
  3. Tsagirl

    Tsagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 9, 2007
    Eugene,OR
    That sounds good!
    I will be doing that!
     
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Yep to what Speckled is telling you.....
     
  5. skeeter

    skeeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Speckled Hen knows all...........
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Stop it, you guys, LOL! I don't know all... I know enough to get myself in hot water and that's about it.
     
  7. Tsagirl

    Tsagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 9, 2007
    Eugene,OR
    no speckled! You are awsome! Hey gotta take advice from someone who hatches all the time. [​IMG][​IMG]
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  8. Tsagirl

    Tsagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 9, 2007
    Eugene,OR
    Where are my eggs skeeter?
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    I am going hatching crazy!

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  9. skeeter

    skeeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol,they are in the mail,be patient,im waiting for eggs toooooooo
    got my bator fired up and ready to go
    putting big chickens in the hen house and putting chicks on the porch,all ready for new eggs
     
  10. Tsagirl

    Tsagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 9, 2007
    Eugene,OR
    Yea for eggs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I will let you know when they get here!!
    So excited!!!!
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    you would think i was excited(sarcasm placed here [​IMG] )
     

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