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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bamadude, Jun 14, 2014.

  1. jurczak09

    jurczak09 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! So far it's s staying in 100 degree range and I didn't touch the humidity since reading it's somewhat in between the two. It's only the third day and 21 didn't sound like that long but my gosh it seems like an eternity! I'm am trying not to obsess but it's hard not to!
     
  2. TheGeekySheep

    TheGeekySheep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Day 18, just locked down! I decided to keep them on their sides, and I taped the probes to a small cardboard jewelry box about the same height as the eggs.

    A little nervous because the air cells have gotten pretty big since I last candled on day 15, I guess it hasn't rained lately and humidity has been low. But I filled up the water channels, so here's hoping no one gets shrink-wrapped.

    Now the long wait begins! My little Marans needs something more than NPR to keep him company. :)
     
  3. bamadude

    bamadude Overrun With Chickens

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    good luck. I hope u cut up a sponge to put in ur channels to increase surface area (and raise humidity). It really helps
     
  4. TheGeekySheep

    TheGeekySheep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sure did. :)
     
  5. TheGeekySheep

    TheGeekySheep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So. Much. Peeping.

    My lone chick can hear the peeps in the incubator and he's peeping back to them. Except he must think they're very far away because he's being extra loud so they can hear him.
     
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  6. TheGeekySheep

    TheGeekySheep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's happening! 4 pips! Too bad I can't call in sick tomorrow, haha.
     
  7. TheGeekySheep

    TheGeekySheep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Three out so far overnight. Probes are staying mostly in place so far.

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  8. TheGeekySheep

    TheGeekySheep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I left for work this morning there were 3 chicks hatched. I went by home on my lunch break and now there's 5 (1 lavender am, 2 lavender orps, and 2 welsummers). :)

    I had to weigh down the jewelry box with the probes taped to it with some rocks because they were still managing to knock everything around.

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  9. only1bgirl

    only1bgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Waiting for the postman to deliver another two dozen eggs today, it's 90 degrees here, the addiction overrides common sense every time, LOL! Two chicks are doing well in their brooder, another symptom of the addiction, I have a heat lamp going in the house during July. :)
    I hope everyone's incubators and hatches are going good!
    Great News Geeky Sheep!
     
  10. only1bgirl

    only1bgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look at this assortment of Silkie eggs, some of them are tiny, almost like a quail egg. Figured I'd just put them straight away into incubator since they are warm already! The madness continues![​IMG]
    Might be getting some local buff eggs this weekend too, I'd like to try to hatch some on sides, since the turner hasn't arrived yet.
     

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