LG still air w/out turner

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mylittlezoo, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. mylittlezoo

    mylittlezoo Poppy Creek Farm

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    I'm about to start a hatch in a Little Giant still air without a turner....

    Am I right in thinking that temp needs to be about 101F, humidity 55% for the first 18 days then 75% up to hatch day and the eggs need to be turned three times a day?

    I know a turner is more reliable, but I just thought I'd try it this way [​IMG]
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    For still air, 102 at the top of the eggs, 40-50% humidity the first 18 days, then up to 65-70. I'm in GA like you and these work well here for humidity.
     
  3. mylittlezoo

    mylittlezoo Poppy Creek Farm

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    Soon as I've got this test batch done, I want to try and get a batch of your Orps in there. Are your girls still laying, Speckledhen?
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I have two girls still laying, but sadly, Skye isn't doing well. Her molt seems to be getting the best of herand I may lose her. Fertility is on and off, too, so not sure I would be able to get enough for you to hatch. [​IMG]
     
  5. mylittlezoo

    mylittlezoo Poppy Creek Farm

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    No worries, I'll drop you a line when I'm surer about the bator. I'm sorry about your hen... I hope she improves.
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Thank you. Skye is going on 3 years old and she is my most typey hen. She just was suddenly not herself and tonight, she is in a separate pen with a heatlamp on her. I have no idea if she'll even be alive tomorrow. Dusty and Smoky are nowhere near the quality of Skye, though, with Suede, they produce some nice birds.
     

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