Just set my FIRST eggs!

brandyb

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I bought a Little Giant Still Air Incubator with the Automatic Egg Turner, and I just set 4 Partridge Rock eggs last night. I only wanted to start with a few eggs to see how it goes. I know I have to keep track of the temp and humidity, any more tips I need to know. I'm so excited, I feel like a kid waiting for Christmas.
 

brandyb

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Sure! That will be great! I am terrified too, that's why I only set 4 eggs. I didn't want to take a chance of killing more than that. So far the temp is holding at 99.5. Just keeping my fingers crossed.
 

brandyb

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Don't you want like 102 for a still-air 'bator?

I don't know??? The book that came with the incubator said 99.5. I don't have a clue, so if I need to raise the temp, is it to late to do it now? I just set them last night around 8.
 

JoAnn_WI_4-H_Mom

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It is confusing. I have a little borrowed incubator, one of those class-room domes with a fan. The manual that comes with it suggests 99.5-100.5 F, but also notes that still air incubators usually are set 1-2 degrees higher than that. I think we'll have to search around the list for an answer.
 

brandyb

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I think I'm gonna leave mine at 99.5 because I read the book again and it that is what it says and it doesn't say anything about a fan. One site I looked at say that if the temp is a little low then it will take just a few more days for them to hatch. So I think I'm gonna give it a try.
 

brandyb

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I am getting so aggravated, everything I read says something different. I'm to the point now, that I'm just going to leave it alone and if it happens it happens, if not I'll try something different in a couple of weeks, maybe add a fan.

I hope you do well with yours.

I will candle them on day 7 or 8 and post the updates.
 

JoAnn_WI_4-H_Mom

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I think I would leave it alone too. I think there is more danger in too high a temp than too low. It would seem to me that if the hen were to err, it would be on the side of low temps!
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We'll just have to check at candle.
 
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