Just put 2 dozen eggs into my incubator - day 5 update

Iain Utah

12 Years
Dec 17, 2011
Here we go!

I just finished setting one dozen ancona and one dozen cayuga eggs. This is my 2nd attempt at hatching. My first try was 11 cayuga eggs set on Dec. 22nd in a homemade bator. As of today, I have one little healthy egg growing from that set (which is amazing to me), and I sure have learned a lot along the way. This new batch went into a new LG still air. I have read a ton of threads about this bator, but so far this one stabilized very nicely (but I do see the temp/humidity down spikes if opened), so I am debating on turning eggs only once per day.

Wish me luck with the upcoming 28 day journey.
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I am very glad Im not hatching right now. But aiming for a good 200-300 waterfowl to raise this spring!

Good luch with your Hatch! Will be waiting for pictures...

Today is day 5 and I decided to candle the eggs. 11 of the 12 Cayuga eggs are growing nicely! The 12th is still a maybe. The Ancona eggs did not fare so well. Only 1 of the 12 is growing well, 4 are still maybes and the rest are clear.

And... Our little Cayuga egg from our first try is now on day 21 and still going great!

If all goes well, we will have a new addition to our family next week.
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