:) I've got 1 pipping!!!! 8/24 @ 1:30pm

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by afishel, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. afishel

    afishel Songster

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    I am SUPER EXCITED I CAN"T WAIT TILL HATCH!!

    [​IMG] I for the 1st time set 25 eggs in my little giant incubator!!
    21 eggs are TRUE RIR (not hatchery) the 4 others will b mutts from my friends' white crested polish roo and her barred PR hen!!
    It is holding a steady temp of 100.2 with 41% humidity.


    I added 2 sponges and the humidity did not go up??? hmmmm dunno what else 2 do! I spoke 2 soon it is up to 44% now. my chicks will hopefully hatch on AUG 15! [​IMG]

    on another sad note [​IMG] my Roo disappeared yesterday evening! he was soo sweet! I'm still hoping he just got lost and he'll find his way back! [​IMG] my 10 girls were completely lost 2day without him.

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    all the eggs
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    1 thru 4 are the mutts up in the left hand corner of pic! I am excited to see what this combination will look like!
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    Last edited: Aug 24, 2010
  2. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Songster

    May 5, 2010
    Chickaloon, Alaska
    Well I'll be setting mine tomorrow morning... so I guess I'm with ya!! First time for me too..........[​IMG]
     
  3. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    I'm on board. 20 more peafowl eggs went in this morning.
     
  4. Yessur Ebob

    Yessur Ebob Songster

    Apr 23, 2010
    Pennsylvania
    My first batch EVER went into the 'bator Saturday. [​IMG]
     
  5. afishel

    afishel Songster

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    Quote:That is AWESOME what are u hatching!!?
     
  6. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Songster

    May 5, 2010
    Chickaloon, Alaska
    Quote:That is AWESOME what are u hatching!!?

    Mahogany Russian Orloffs, I hope... they spent 7 days in transit and got pretty shook up... I hope at least a couple make it!
     
  7. afishel

    afishel Songster

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    Birdaholic and Yessur Ebob that is AWESOME!!!

    Yessur Ebob how many did u set?
     
  8. peepswiththepoof

    peepswiththepoof Songster

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    Set mine at 8:00 pm EST, so I'm with you, too!
     
  9. afishel

    afishel Songster

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    Quote:That is AWESOME what are u hatching!!?

    Mahogany Russian Orloffs, I hope... they spent 7 days in transit and got pretty shook up... I hope at least a couple make it!

    WOW cool I hope so too congrats and good luck!!
     
  10. bubba542985

    bubba542985 In the Brooder

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    I too am on my first hatch I set my eggs on saturday 7/24/10 I have 16 eggs I got in the byc auction section that are olive eggers, then I have 7 absolute mutts i got from a guy down the road that sells yard eggs....have no idea what they are but nothing full blooded I'd bet money on it........
    keeping humidity high has npt been a problem for me because I live in south louisiana i havent added any water too it and it stays around 50-55%......

    I would like to point out a problem with your humidity...
    I noticed your Thermometer with the little lead going into the Bator, The wire lead only measures temp. the humidity reading you are getting is from your indoor reading on the thermometer. youi need to put the whole unit in the incubator to get a correct humidity reading....

    I went to a local cigar shop and got a humidity guage they use in cigar humidors and palced it in my bator where I can see it through the windows.
     

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