Let's try this Incubation thing again. (2nd Attempt)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ReneePrice, Dec 7, 2014.

  1. ReneePrice

    ReneePrice Out Of The Brooder

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    Our first attempt at hatching didn't go so well. We did hatch one that died 4 days later.
    It was super exciting and we've learned so much.
    We did realize as we started this batch that our turner wasn't working. I don't think I really paid attention to that before which could account for the problems.

    Here goes..... I'm logging a lot more this time.
     
  2. ReneePrice

    ReneePrice Out Of The Brooder

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    Incubating Eggs

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    Dec 6, 2014
    Temperature set at 101 and trays filled with water.
    Started incubating an egg from Red and 14 RIR eggs from Cockadoodlezoo.
    Added another of Reds on Dec 7th
    Egg turner doesn't seem to be working so numbered eggs and will turn until we know.

    Dec 7th
    Temp shows
    100.5 @ 10:42 am
    Humidity - 44%
    Added another of Reds egg and labeled "last".
    We realized the egg turner isn't working which could have accounted for our first failed incubation attempt.

    Took eggs off turner, set on a dry paper towel after numbering 1-3.

    At 12:57 turned eggs to #2.
    Temp. 100.9
    Humidity 44%
     
  3. dorpersheep

    dorpersheep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck Renee! Fingers crossed for you. [​IMG]
     
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  4. ReneePrice

    ReneePrice Out Of The Brooder

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    Dec 8, 2014. I forgot to turn the eggs until mid day. I'm used to having the turner do the work.
    My humidity is staying at 44% and the temp about 100.6.

    :(
     
  5. Purpletie3

    Purpletie3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Best of luck with your hatch! I had to set alarms on my phone so I didn't forget to turn eggs and then write it on a log....so I remembered I didn't forget! LOL
     
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  6. StephensonC

    StephensonC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long did you go in between turning them? I think they will be fine. Sounds like everything is going good. Good luck!
     
  7. ReneePrice

    ReneePrice Out Of The Brooder

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    Everything going well. Temp is holding steady at 100.9 and humidity 40'sh %.

    I've turned three times.
     
  8. ReneePrice

    ReneePrice Out Of The Brooder

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    We candled the eggs last night after finally making a candler.

    I think we are seeing good results in most of them.

    Question.... When the yolk moves around when you move the egg, is that a bad egg?

    Only two did so.

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