It has begun

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Tumbling K, Dec 23, 2015.

  1. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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  2. Tumbling K

    Tumbling K Overrun With Chickens

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    pic of them in the bator, after turning.
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    There looking good Bert :thumbsup

    Have you found your self staring at them yet? I do even when nothing is happening with them!!
    I just can't help myself at all, it's an addiction!!
     
  4. Tumbling K

    Tumbling K Overrun With Chickens

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    no York, not yet.

    I just hope I'm there when they start to zip, and can take pics of the chicks leaving their shells. I am very curious which egg holds which type of chicken.

    but for now, I will be happy if we just hatch some.
     
  5. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    Looks like you are off to a good start. How's your humidity and temp holding?
     
  6. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm sure with all those eggs you have chance to get plenty of pics :D I tell you once they start zipping and hatching you will be glued ;)
     
  7. Tumbling K

    Tumbling K Overrun With Chickens

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    yesterday, after removing the second vent plug, humidity was right around mid 40's

    temps steady at 100.

    thanks York, I'm hoping so.
     
  8. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    I shoot for mid 40's with my humidity too. It works for me and my eggs. When you candle you should be able to go on the air sac size to see if that's too much or too less humidity for you. Not sure if you have seen this chart, it's a good guide ~

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  9. Tumbling K

    Tumbling K Overrun With Chickens

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    so York, if the air sac is too big, needs more humidity? too small and it needs less?

    or dyslexic am I, again?
     
  10. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Your right there Bert :D
    You are dyslexic with this one!
     

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