Little Giant Incubation Experiment - Day 21 - Hatch Day!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Silkie-Feet, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. Model 9200 (Manual controls)

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  1. narragansett1

    narragansett1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh also i do have it lined with glass rocks to help it out eggs should be coming in the mail today and there expensive so i cant mess this up lots of pressure...
     
  2. WalnutHill

    WalnutHill Overrun With Chickens

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    Nothing like putting a lot of pressure on yourself! I started my new incubator with eggs from my hens just to be sure it was working okay. I let those incubate for two weeks to be sure temperature and humidity were stable before putting expensive turkey eggs in.
     
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Humidity was at 67%. The wells were all dry, so I opened the incubator really quick, added more water and took out the chicks and their egg shells to make room for the other eggs. My 9200 is really full, so I figured any extra space couldn't hurt. I moved all of the eggs from the 9300 into the 9200 for hatching. I've never hatched in the 9300 and I'd like to keep it that way, I bought it for the first 18 days, and I want it to stay clean. Humidity is at 70% right now and there are a ton of pips in there. Here are my first 2 fluffy butts, an OEGB and a Sizzle, I think.
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  4. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Awesome! Congrats!! I take mine out after they hatch and start moving and grab out the shells. [​IMG]
     
  5. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds! Premium Member

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    Real cuties!! Congrats!
     
  6. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm normally one of those that waits until the hatch is done, but if I didn't add water soon, the humidity was gonna plummet, it always does. I had to open it to do that anyway, so I just grabbed everything real quick. There are so many eggs in the incubator that they have just enough room to wiggle around! The humidity came right back up and I have a RIR zipping right now, so I don't think I bothered them too much!
     
  7. fiset94

    fiset94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The grid is a super Idea!! and my hatch rate thus far has been 0/30
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    But I think that it may have more to do with my humidity levels then temp? The aircells in each batch has been VERY small....
     
  8. mswendeu

    mswendeu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's been a bit busy here on the farm. My grand pups were born yesterday.
    I candled the eggs today for the last time because the 4200 is due for hatch on Saturday. Hope all goes well. I am going to do my best to post more than one pic of eggs here but you know I have a hard time with my phone doing that sometimes.
    The lavenders went from 8 to 6 the Sussex went from 8 to 2 (moved them into the still air 9300 because of lock down in the 4200). The goose eggs went from 6 to 5 and Anconas went from 9 to 7. Praying the rest goes well.
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  9. mswendeu

    mswendeu Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. narragansett1

    narragansett1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]the grid showed me that no egg is going to make it in box 6 7 and 10 i just cant believe that its so much cooler down there i wonder if i fill it up with eggs if it will be more even at this point i can say for sure that my 9200 is a much better unit well a more evenly heated unit i think the 9200 heater with the 9300 controls that would be a good one for sure...
    [​IMG]one through 5 is where the heater is the heat is steady...
     
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