January 2016 Hatch-Come Join Me

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by draye, Dec 15, 2015.

  1. NTBugtraq

    NTBugtraq ex-Surgeon General

    Yeah. I can set the interval they turn, or turn the turning off completely (for lockdown). And the white trays have tops also, so when it goes into lockdown I put these pins in the corners of the tray and then put the tops on the pins, to keep the chicks from falling out of the trays.
     
  2. Joplus

    Joplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh wow nice setup I can't wait to see the outcome. Happy hatching [​IMG]
     
  3. Joplus

    Joplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm running about 30% to 45% but I think it's not low enough for the green eggs. But I have 2 green ones vs 34 tan and white eggs that look good so I'm leaving it. It's tough with mixed hatches you know.
     
  4. Shadow722

    Shadow722 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do the green eggs need really low humidity? I have Americaunas that I've bred with my Blue Splash Maran to make Olive eggers and was planning on incubating in the same run with my Marans. The Marans do better from 55% to 65% would that be too much for the green Americaunas? I have a second incubator but I was planning on getting a second run a week later with more of both. Do you think they'd be incompatible together for the humidity levels?
     
  5. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    I run all my eggs at the same humidity. Usually around 50 to 55%. I try to bump it up just a tad the last two or three days before hatch. It's hard to get my humidity to the exact that I want but this has worked for me the last two hatches.
     
  6. generaldsherman

    generaldsherman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Set 3 more eggs today for a grand total of 26, hope the olive eggers do OK with my humidity level-running at about 35% until lockdown.
     
  7. Jessimom

    Jessimom Cats Rule Dogs Drool

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    Hi! I had 10 silkie eggs that I set 12/26, 9 are still going strong. I set another 24 on 1/1. I can't even imagine having 96 set at one time! Good luck with all those babies!!!

    Happy hatching everyone!
     
  8. Joplus

    Joplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do very low for my Marans too. I was told dry the first week, a little water the 2ND week and as high as you can get it the third week. I heard the dark shells make it hard to lose water. And the same appears to be true with the green eggs I have right now I'm realizing. So I would combine them and just watch the air cells.
     
  9. Joplus

    Joplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Day 13 so I had to take a peek. Wow!! I actually see chicks moving. It never gets old. I feel rude shining a light in them when they move. Tomorrow I'm going to candle all of them. It takes forever, I literally need someone to keep an eye on the toddlers while I do it. I need to trace the air cells and the toss the clears. I'm optimistic. I don't want to speak so soon but I'm really thinking the fan I added is making a huge increase in my hatch rate and if nothing else it's soooo much easier to manage the temperature, no heat spikes.
     
  10. TheLukeMeister

    TheLukeMeister Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, some how the incubator got unplugged last night and the eggs were cold for about 8 hours. They were on the beginning of day 7. Are/could they be alive?
     

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