is this what im supposed to be doing?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Justino, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    i am new to incubating so i want to make sure i do it rite. So i turn the egg over on its other side 3 times a day. at 6:10am, 12:00pm, and 8:00PM. I will do it every day but the last 3 days. at day 3 i will candel them to see if they are fertile and thats all i know so far...is this right? [​IMG]
     
  2. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    i am also keeping it in my closet that is like 60 in it. The incubator brand is Little Giant and its styrofoam
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    First timer, probably standard house flashlight. Wait till day 10 to candle. Else, good to go.
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I'd wait to candle until day 7 or even day 10. At day 3 you aren't gonna see much.
     
  5. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    Quote:but would it hurt to do it? [​IMG] lol [​IMG]
     
  6. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it can hurt to handle them too much.
     
  7. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    Quote:standard flashlight? wth? i told u im new to icubating if thats some incubating term lol [​IMG]
     
  8. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    Quote:how? are you absolutly positive?
     
  9. Justino

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    will adding more eggs affect the temp and hummidity? i have just 1 egg in there now but on wensday i am goin to get like 10 silkie eggs to add in there. that 1 fertile egg is like my practice egg lol but if it works im gonna hatch it! it will be my random safeway chicken lol [​IMG]
     
  10. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    The more you open the incubator the less chance you've got of hatching the eggs. When you add the new eggs on wednesday, the temp will drop a bit, but DON'T adjust anything...the temps will come back up. Then leave it shut for another week and by then you should be able to see veining in the eggs when you candle.

    Do you have a turner?....if you don't you'll have to open it to turn them.
     
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