Lock Down

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by alabamawes82, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. alabamawes82

    alabamawes82 In the Brooder

    Jan 17, 2011
    northeast alabama
    i am getting close to lock down and i was wondering exactly what i should do? i have read alot about putting eggs in hatching baskets and setting them in cut out cups. what are some more ideas as to what i should do with the eggs to get ready for them to hatch. i have them in a styrobator with egg turner now.

  2. Zanna

    Zanna Songster

    Oct 14, 2010
    Jefferson, Oregon
    I just take the auto turner out, fill all water reservoirs with hot tap water, put the red plug in on the incubator lid, put the eggs in on their sides on the metal rack (if I have different breeds I want to keep separate I have little dividers I set up) and let them do their thing. I have had many successfull hatches, there are different ways, this is what has worked for me [​IMG]
  3. feather and mountain man

    feather and mountain man Corn fed Indiana farmgirl

    Jan 17, 2010

    hello from Indiana

    I am not sure what to tell you I don't hatch out babies yet [​IMG]

    But if you don't get any responces here try asking the same question in the raising baby chicks area toward the top of the index. Good luck and congrats!
  4. alabamawes82

    alabamawes82 In the Brooder

    Jan 17, 2011
    northeast alabama
    ok thanks
  5. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    [​IMG] from Indiana! [​IMG]

  6. dreamer4217

    dreamer4217 Chirping

    Mar 6, 2011
    Riverside CA
    Welcome from Riverside ca [​IMG] [​IMG]
  7. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms

    Sep 20, 2009
    Pride, La.
    [​IMG]:frow & [​IMG] from Pride, La. You will learn bunches here!! [​IMG]

    I like to hatch them in the tops of egg cartons. Hardly any mess to clean up!!
  8. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
  9. Wild Trapper

    Wild Trapper Songster

    Jan 1, 2011
    [​IMG] from Ohio [​IMG]
  10. MSDeb

    MSDeb Songster

    [​IMG] This is a great forum, full of excellent advice and wonderful people. I'm no help with hatching, never done it.

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