It has begun!!! 1st Time

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by RoosterML, Jan 22, 2019.

  1. RoosterML

    RoosterML Songster

    So I have never incubated eggs before, heck I don't even own an incubator yet.
    I will be purchasing the IncuView incubator by Incubator Warehouse.
    Let the fun begin!!!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Good luck, and have fun. WARNING: incubation is addictive.
     
  3. RoosterML

    RoosterML Songster

    My first egg collected this morning is by my Partridge Orpington which is crossed with one of my Orpington Roos. I'll be collecting my own eggs for about a week and also order a dozen from someplace yet to be determined. I took an egg carton and cut the top off and lined with a paper towel. So all I need to do is turn about 3 times a day correct? Also how much do you turn each time,1/4 turn? Eggs are being stored laying down. What can I write on the eggs with? A regular pencil? Thanks for any help along with any tips!
    1st egg:
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    Here's the future baby Daddy's: (Orpingtons)
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    Future baby Mama's: (Orpingtons)
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  4. Brahmachicken240

    Brahmachicken240 Free Ranging

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    Good luck with your hatch! :D
     
  5. MissChick@dee

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    :jumpy Good luck !
     
  6. fire370

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    Good luck!
     
  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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  8. RoosterML

    RoosterML Songster

    @aart come on now! if you haven't noticed I am not one to mess around.:lol:.
    I'vebeen checking every egg I eat, fertility has been very good. I just wish my Lavender Orp had started laying. Only the Buff and Partridge.
    In regards to turning the eggs do I have to turn them daily while I have them laying in the egg carton waiting?
    As I type this I am online looking to order a dozen of other eggs. So many choices!!!:barnie Should have about 24 or so to go once incubator comes in.
     
  9. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Oh, yeah...thaaaat turning....yes, good to do....I just prop end of carton up about 2-3", switch ends every day...eggs go fat end up in carton.
     
  10. RoosterML

    RoosterML Songster

    I'm laying them flat. I take it a 1/4 turn?
     

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